The Environmental Committee works to protect the watershed and to educate the public on forestry issues, erosion control, hazardous waste, recycling, and other issues. We also monitor government policies and procedures.
PG&E is a high priority for the Environmental Committee due to its massive and destructive felling of trees to prevent wildfires when unsafe, unreliable, antiquated equipment is the fundamental cause of the fires. From working on legislation and a new Franchise Agreement for PG&E in the County to in-depth research and analysis to support work with agencies affecting PG&E and helping folks protect their trees from PG&E’s contractors, this keeps the group busy. We work with a State-wide Utility Wildfire Prevention Taskforce on these issues.
Your help is needed.
Visit https://endpowerlinefires.com for more information.
River & Road Clean Up
with Save Our Shores
Annual Environmental Town Hall
Felton Community Hall
First Saturday of the month
Second Saturday if the first Saturday is a holiday weekend.
10:30 am at VWC Office at Highlands Park Senior Center
On Zoom and in-person. Email for Zoom info.
Meetings are open to the public.
Call 338-6578 or email for information.
The inspiration of the Senior Citizen’s Organization of the San Lorenzo Valley, supported by the Valley Women’s Club, the entire community is encouraged to participate, with prizes for different ages in each of various art categories.
Individuals and groups of all ages are invited to participate, including school-age students, adults, or mixed age groups (school, families, friends, neighbors).
Art can be a wall hanging, tabletop or floor piece. Artwork must be primarily re-used or recycled materials and are subject to size and weight limitations. Artwork is due January 19th, followed by judging. The grand reception and award ceremony takes place at the Highlands Park Senior Center on January 25th. All artwork will be displayed at the Reception and the Show following. Winning art will be displayed at the Santa Cruz County Building and other venues.
Sponsors and prize donors are needed to make this a truly exciting contest for the artists. There are three categories of cash sponsors and award donors: $500+ gold, $100+ silver and $50+ bronze. Please contact Caroline Elam at 310/567-0915 if you wish to contribute. Sponsors/Donors will be featured in the program and in post-judging announcements and may be involved in the award ceremony.
For further details call Caroline Elam at 310/567-0915.
There are many changes globally regarding the production of new products from used materials. Recycling is only part of the answer to reduce waste pollution. There is much you can do personally to help your neighborhood, the river, and the ocean.
Open to all residents of San Lorenzo Valley. Awards!
CATEGORIES: Adults 18 and over, children 2-7, 8-12, teens 13-17, and groups of the same ages or mixed ages.
SUBMISSIONS: Bring entries to Highlands Park Senior Center Sunday, Jan. 19, 2-4 pm, or Monday, Jan. 20, 2-4 pm. Be prepared to spend time completing additional forms.
JUDGING: Submissions judged on creativity and communication of theme, “Make a Difference through Art,” as well as the use of recycled and or repurposed materials. Winners agree to public displays to be determined.
RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 pm, at Highlands Park Senior Center. Parents or guardians must be present for a child to receive an award. (Parents or guardians may pick up awards by Sunday deadline. See below.)
RETURN OF ENTRIES: Following the ceremony Saturday, Jan. 25 until 6 pm, or Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-4pm. Storage space is limited. Other than the pieces selected for public display, submissions not picked up by Sunday (or otherwise arranged for) may be recycled.