CoChairs – Barb Purdy and Brenda Jahanbani
Mission Statement - The Environment Committee promotes environmental appreciation and protection. We support awareness of our natural resources and development of sustainable habits that enrich our community. Our committee works to preserve, maintain, and restore our natural resources; and contribute to the humane treatment of animals, both domestic and wild.
Donations of kitten and puppy food, Animal Control Officer equipment, and education funds to Furry Kids Camp. Recognition of Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. Volunteer hours for fundraisers such as Fore The Animals Golf Tournament, Halloween Spooktacular animal costume contest, and Wines For Canines and Kitties. It is an annual tradition to decorate the shelter for the holidays.
Donations to the garden pond, new gazebo, Peace and Friendship Garden, peace poles, and labyrinth. Support for Public Garden Days. Volunteer for education, pruning roses, Tree of Life Garden - fruits, veggies and herbs. Community Composting. Sheet mulching over bare dirt to feed the soil and weed abatement.
Native Plants Group: Read Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy to find out how you can make the biggest impact on your local area. Join the Facebook Group: Temecula Valley Native Plant Network in making a difference in our community. The idea is to replace non native plants in your yard, garden (patio or window sill) with plants native to our area to support the native caterpillars, butterflies, insects, birds and wildlife that are being starved out of our areas since we have taken their habitat and not given anything back to them.
Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation
Donation of funds for education, and to the fire fund for benches and signage. Volunteer hours for Brew Fest, and Summer Art & Concert Series.
Temecula Valley High School Hillside Restoration Project
Funds donated to hillside native plant nursery to promote biodiversity.
Funds donated for the MVHS Garden Club’s greenhouse and garden maintenance.
To raise funds for care and tree replanting in California forests.
Cooking with Jill in Costa Rica