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SCVAS offers many ways to get involved in conservation issues affecting Santa Clara Valley. To get more information or join any committee, simply contact Shani Kleinhaus, the SCVAS Environmental Advocate at



Environmental Action Committee

The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) determines conservation priorities and directs grassroots conservation advocacy and activities for SCVAS in Santa Clara County and beyond. Committee members focus on new issues as they arise and provide support to the many communities of Santa Clara County in protecting our natural environment, watersheds, birds and wildlife. The EAC works closely with the SCVAS staff and recommends conservation policy to the Board of Directors. Committee members can work on one issue important to them, or many issues. It is up to the individual.


EAC meetings are held at our headquarters in McClellan Ranch Preserve, Cupertino. Please contact the SCVAS Environmental Advocate at for the meeting schedule.


Conservation Action Alert Network

SCVAS sends alert emails to members of this network when action is required on an important conservation issue that affects us in Santa Clara Valley. Examples include attendance at a public meeting and letters to local newspapers or government officials. Information on the issue is provided. Please join us in improving the quality of your life in the Bay Area. Read our latest alert.


To subscribe to or unsubscribe from the Conservation Action Alert Network, simply fill out this online form.


Burrowing Owl Habitat Management

Next Survey: TBD


Help our local Burrowing Owl populations by removing invasive weeds on and around their burrows in time for the approaching breeding season. 


  • • Location: Alviso, San Jose
  • • Time: 9am-1pm 
  • • What to bring: Suitable clothing and shoes for working outdoors, sun hat, water, sun block, and if necessary, dress in layers 
  • • What we provide: garden gloves and hand tools 

RSVP to SCVAS Outreach Coordinator Kelly Alfrey at for exact location and details.


Donate to Conservation!

Make a tax-deductible donation to support our many local conservation efforts. Make a bequest to our Legacy Fund that will memorialize your commitment to Bay Area conservation.