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.
Dear Valley Women’s Club Members and Friends,
We thank you for responding to our action call to send support e-mails for Supervisor Bruce McPherson’s & Ryan Coonerty’s “Resolution to support the County of Santa Cruz Filing a Formal Complaint Against PG&E with the CPUC”
We are happy to let you know that the Board of Santa Cruz Supervisors voted to support the Resolution on 12/8/20 unanimously.
This outcome is a testimony to the VWC Environmental Commission’s productive collaboration with the Supervisors, which you supported with your e-mail comments, which already received strong media coverage.
We are also eager to announce that the VWC’s Environmental Committee released their first video of a series, which informs our Members and the SLV residents about the PG&E issues:
We thank you and send our best regards,
Valley Women’s Club