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.
After being canceled in 2020 and postponed again in 2021, due to Covid, the Valley Women’s Club Environmental Committee is excited to announce the return of the 21st Environmental Town Hall on Saturday, February 12 from 1 to 3, via Zoom. As always, this Town Hall features our local State Assemblymember providing an update on State-level environmental issues that affect us here in the SLV, including wildfires, drought, plastics pollution (worsened due to Covid), and ongoing PG&E and water-supply issues. Assemblymember Stone, respected for his knowledge and local commitment, will give a presentation on these issues, and then respond during a Q&A from those attending. This is the place to bring your questions and get them answered.
Regretfully, the Zoom will not allow the usual participation of the two dozen or more County agencies and nonprofit environmental organizations involved in crucial issues ranging from CZU recovery to vectors of disease, erosion, habitat restoration, the health of our waterways, groundwater aquifer restoration, drought response, fish, birds and native plants, PG&E’s controversial tree removals, our State Parks, and the success of Felton Library’s Nature Discovery Park. Normally providing informational displays with staff there to discuss issues during the Town Hall, they will instead be featured in this downloadable brochure with up-to-date information about what each of those agencies and organizations provides to the community.
For further information contact Environmental Committee Chair, Nancy Macy, at (831) 345-1555.