The Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley
Why Join the VWC?

Because you can make a difference, right here, at home.

What's Happening in the San Lorenzo Valley

2019 in Review, Valley Women's Club of SLV

2019 in Review by Sheila DeLany, VWC President

Dear Valley Women’s Club members – and you all are dear to me! Your membership is essential: to the Club,
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New Lupine beginnings

VOLUNTEER! San Lorenzo River Estuary Project • Jan. 18, 2020

With YOUR help the San Lorenzo River Estuary Project will improve the wildlife habitat. We welcome you to join us to increase the growth margins around established native plants, prune back bushes, liberate overgrown natives & mingle with other wonderful volunteers.
Make a Difference Through Art

RECYCLE INTO ART! Submissions Due Jan. 19th, 2020

Reducing waste is the goal of a new and imaginative art contest for all ages The inspiration of the Senior
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River & Road Cleanup 2019

105 Volunteers Show Up for 33rd Annual SLV River & Road Clean Up

The 33rd Annual SLV River & Road Clean Up volunteers enjoyed a sunny morning and hot afternoon for their daunting
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Redwood Mountain Faire 2019

RMF Director, Hallie Greene presents checks totaling over $50K to local groups

Leaders of twenty non-profit, school and community groups gathered excitedly at Boulder Creek Recreation District’s Bear Creek Pool to receive
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Large redwood stumps on Pilger Road. Nov. 15, 2018

Nancy Macy, VWC Enviro Committee Chair to be interviewed regarding PG&E Wildfire Safety Plan

Please join long-time journalist and commentator Bruce Bratton on KZSC Radio, tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 24) at 7:30 pm as he interviews VWC Environmental Committee Chair, Nancy Macy, about the crucial safety problems that PG&E’s massive Enhanced Vegetation Management Plan, and the “pro-active” cutting of power when winds threaten the power lines, are failing to address, threatening us all.  You
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Peter Wohlleben

Video: Hidden Life of Trees Author Appeals to PG&E’s Approach to Wildfire Management

We are pleased to share with you Peter Wohlleben video. He is the German author of the bestseller “Hidden Life of Trees”. He has the expertise and specialized knowledge about how the forest & its trees connect to the planet, so we had reached out to him for his consideration of the PG&E Wildfire Mitigation Plan. We had explained to him
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PG&E equipment on Pilger Road. Nov. 9, 2018

Update on PG&E Wildfire Management Plan: Enhanced Vegetation Management Fails to Provide Safety from Wildfire

UPDATE – MAY 2019 The tragic wildfires of the past two years have highlighted decades of infrastructure neglect by PG&E clearly demonstrating that its electric transmission & distribution business model is, indeed, “Run to Failure,” as it was with its gas lines in San Bruno, rather than safety and fire prevention. New York Times: How PG&E Ignored Fire Risks in Favor
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Recycling bottles and cans

The Lowdown on the Closedown of CRV Redemption/Recycling Centers

After more than 30 years operating the three Redemption/Recycling centers in the San Lorenzo Valley, the VWC is preparing to close down the centers, effective July 1. The Ben Lomond Transfer Station will continue to provide recycling services without any redemption options.

What has PG&E Failed to do to Prevent Wildfire?

FAILED for decades to protect rural high-fire areas with the most basic safety upgrades, especially insulated wire (AKA Tree Wire or “hardened”) to replace the thin, bare wire that causes the problem. There is a major effort underway by Southern California Edison ($500 million being spent to install insulated wires by end of 2020). Why not PG&E? FAILED to upgrade
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Recycling at the bin

Recycling Centers to Close in Felton and Boulder Creek

With profound regret, the Valley Women’s Club of San Lorenzo Valley (VWC), after thirty years providing this valuable service to our community, announces the closure of its SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers (SLVRR) in Felton, Ben Lomond, and Boulder Creek

Logs stockpile behind Kmart.

Sign the Petition! PG&E: Insulate Your Power Lines to Improve Fire Safety!

Petition to Geisha Williams, PG&E CEO and President, Gregg Lemier, Vice President, Electric Transmission Operations, PG&E, and Michael Picker, President, CPUC I live in a high-fire threat district. My community is subject to PG&E’s “Wildfire Safety Program” in which PG&E is seeking to remove trees and vegetation within a 12 ft. radius (24 ft. diameter) around power lines and poles. They
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SLV Native Habitat Restoration Program Welcomes AmeriCorps

The Valley Women’s Club, SLV Native Habitat Restoration Program, and Santa Cruz County Parks are pleased to announce the return for the 4th year of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). They will be in the Valley February through April 2019.

Eric Hammer & Kevin Foster

The Valley Women’s Club Wants Your Nominations for the 2019 Hammer-Marcum Awards for Outstanding Community Service!

The Hammer-Marcum Award will be presented to one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the San Lorenzo Valley through action, awareness, and leadership in environmental, educational, social or political concerns that affect the health and welfare of our community. The Hammer-Marcum Award was created in 1987 to honor Mary Hammer and Annette Marcum, two special people who gave
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