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 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. The team will engage in the ongoing effort to restore native habitat throughout the San Lorenzo Valley Watershed by removing invasive, non-native plants such as ivy, vinca, and blackberry, creating demonstration gardens and assisting with maintenance of our community buildings.
The 2019 project sights will include: The Nature Discovery Park at the new Felton Library, Highlands Park, Quail Hollow Ranch, the Ben Lomond, and Boulder Creek Libraries, Camp Joy, Camp Harmon, Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, and the Santa Cruz Estuary Re-vegetation Project site on the San Lorenzo River. Native plant demonstrati0n gardens are planned at Mountain Community Resources, the Senior Citizens Center, and the Ben Lomond and Boulder Creek Libraries.
NCCC AmeriCorps is a national program that enlists young adults from across the country to spend 10 months serving communities and developing leadership skills through direct, team-based national and community service. Their work focuses on disaster relief, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.
The 2019 team consists of 12 team members – ages 18 to 24 – who will be known as Team Gold 6. Donations of food, tools, and entertainment for the Team would be greatly appreciated. For further information contact Linda Skeff.
The Restoration Program would like to thank the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County for their ongoing support of the Program as well as the following local businesses and organizations for their generous donations in support of the ongoing efforts to restore the San Lorenzo Valley Watershed:
Boulder Creek Pizza and Pub
Christianson Tree Experts
Ernie’s Service Center
Felton Veterinary Hospital
Felton Pit Stop/KB Petroleum
Jim Flynn – State Farm Insurance
Mountain Community Theater
Paul Lawton Construction
Richards Tree Service
Scopazzi’s Restaurant and Lounge
SLV Water District
Travis Tree Professionals
Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley
Santa Cruz County Parks
Women at Work
Lori Yee Massage