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.
LZ EPISODE 069: FRED MCPHERSON SAVING THE SAN LORENZO!, BY DR. BRUCE, Dec 2018
Introducing Fred McPherson, the Santa Cruz Mountains Institute and the Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional Council, Society for Conservation Biology: Santa Cruz Chapter, July 18, 2018
Fred McPherson: Environmental Educator Hopelessly in Love With Nature, BeProvided Conservation Radio, Sept 12, 2017
Watershed Walk with Fred, Hilltromper, Carol Carson, May 27, 2016
Nature Friendly: Fred McPherson: ‘The river is my teacher’, Press Banner, Carol Carson, Oct 9, 2014
San Lorenzo Valley’s environmental warrior, Press Banner, Carol Carson, Jun 12, 2009