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.
Announcing a very important and exciting change in busing to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley and the entire County: Santa Cruz METRO’s One Ride at a Time campaign. With the new leadership of CEO Michael Tree, METRO has begun an innovative campaign to showcase the environmental benefits of transit, encourage bus ridership and protect Santa Cruz County’s extraordinary natural resources. METRO held an impressive kick-off press event on Wednesday, March 29,th at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz.
Mr. Tree has promised to restore and expand busing for the SLV, allowing more commuters the opportunity to get out of their cars and ride to and from work, encouraging more residents to use the bus for personal trips, and giving students the chance for greater mobility as well. He has gotten support from a wide range of organizations and individuals to support this effort.
The Valley Women’s Club will continue to encourage the restoration of busing further up and down the Valley with greater frequency and is encouraged by this proactive approach. For further information, visit the ONE RIDE AT A TIME website at: https://scmtd.com/en/onerideatatime