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.
Become a Member
or Make a Donation!
The VWC’s SLV Native Habitat Restoration Program invites you to join the Estuary Restoration Project along the San Lorenzo River. In two hours, we will successfully improve the growth conditions for the native plants by removing dead wood and weeds. Your achievements will be greatly appreciated by the bees, butterflies, birds, native plants & our community!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20th, 9:00 am–11:00 am
WHERE: The Mike Fox Skatepark Parking Lot
299 San Lorenzo Blvd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
San Lorenzo Blvd. close to Laurel St bridge.