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 19th Annual ENVIRONMENTAL TOWN HALL (ETH) was a success in every way! A record number of attendees learned fascinating and valuable information from the record number of exhibitor organizations and agencies; our State Assemblymember, Mark Stone, covered a remarkable variety of concerns in depth and answered thoughtful and engrossing questions. Please take the time to “visit” the exhibits and hear from the exhibitors, and to listen to Mark Stone’s presentation, through these videos that were filmed and edited by Jen and Mike Parks (volunteers from Community TV, and supporters of the Environmental Committee which produces the ETH).
Special thanks go to the team that put so much time and effort into expanding the scope and reach of this event, especially Linda Skeff, Chair of the SLV Habitat Restoration Program, who spearheaded the effort, and to Kirsten Hill, who reached out to over two dozen organizations and agencies in order to enable them to share their missions and brought them to the Town Hall. Graphics artist, and Environmental Committee member, Nina Moore designed the posters, ads, and program, as well as the enlightening “Top 20 Benefits of Trees” card. Board Member and Environmental Committee Members all helped get the word out and with set up and clean up.
Special thanks to Mark Stone and his staff for again supporting this event and helping our community understand so much about what is happening at the State level that impacts our daily lives.
Special thanks to the amazing volunteers and staff members of the non-profit, school and government organizations and agencies that came to share information of importance to locals.
Special thanks to the SLV Water District for co-sponsoring the ETH for the first time, and especially to Jen Michelsen, Environmental Programs Manager, again demonstrating their strong interest in environmental education as it relates to water quality and water supply.
It’s an honor to work with so many remarkable people and so rewarding to see so many community members eager to learn more about these important issues and concerns.
Nancy Macy, Chair VWC’s Environmental Committee