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.
Felton Community Hall
The Valley Women’s Club’s Environmental Committee invites the community to the 20th Annual Environmental Town Hall.
State Assemblymember, Mark Stone, respected for his knowledge and local commitment, will be discussing many State level environmental issues that affect us here in the SLV, including his efforts to address plastic pollution and on-going PGE and water issues. As part of this event, twenty-three vital, local environmental organizations will provide informational exhibits.
This is an opportunity to learn from County agencies and nonprofit environmental organizations involved in issues crucial to all of us. Audience members are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity, as well as the Q&A session with Mark Stone. Exhibits will cover topics ranging from vectors of disease, to dirt and road 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 new Felton Library’s plans for its Nature Discovery Park. This is the place to bring your questions and get them answered.
The event is free and suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served at this plastic-free event. Felton Community Hall is located at 6191 Hwy 9.
For further information contact Nancy Macy, at (831) 345-1555.
California Conservation Corps
California Native Plant Society (S.C.)
Caregivers Support Group
CERT- San Lorenzo Valley Emergency Network
City of Santa Cruz Water District
Friends of Felton Library
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Henry Cowell State Park
Monterey Bay Air Resources Board
Mountain Parks Foundation
Recycled Art Project
Resource Conservation District
San Lorenzo Estuary Re-Vegetation Restoration Project
San Lorenzo Valley High School
San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat Restoration Program
Santa Cruz County Fisheries and Environmental Health
Santa Cruz County Parks
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
Santa Cruz County Vector Control
Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen
Santa Cruz Sierra Club