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Thanks to all of our donors and people that attended the "Celebrate The Redwoods" benefit on September 8th.  The event was a huge success.  Everyone had a fabulous time and we were able to attain our fundraising goals.  Special thanks to all of you who helped out with the event!  We will provide any updates on any new activity regarding any rezone application submittals going forward

 
Our History
 
In 1997, we fought a proposed plan to log 113 acres surrounding Villa Del Monte, Laurel and Schulties Road, which involved helicopter logging flying above our homes, logging trucks on our neighborhood streets, posed a severe risk of landslides, and significant damage to the watershed that's shared by a number of communities including Summit Woods.
 
Continued efforts are being made to adversely impact the health, safety and environment in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Summit Watershed Protection League is a grass roots, non-profit organization founded in 1996 by neighbors in the Summit Road Neighborhoods, to educate the public about the history and environmental issues in the Summit Watershed and to protect the redwood forest and surrounding areas into the future.

Please consider donating -- 100% of donations are tax deductible, we are a 501(c)3 non profit (our Tax ID is EIN #31-1575165).  And 100% of what we receive is applied to preserving the redwoods for decades.  Our physical address is Summit Watershed Protection League, 23335 Deerfield
Rd, Los Gatos, CA  95033-9218.
 
News Update: The rezone of the Summit Watershed property has been withdrawn at least for the moment. The planning commission meeting was held on July 11th and the rezone application withdrawal was confirmed. We had a great turnout at the hearing. Thank you to all that attended and to those who voiced their concerns with regard to the public safety and environmental issues associated with logging adjacent to our neighborhoods in the Summit watershed areas.

We take the rezone application withdrawal as a minor victory, however we recognize that we must remain diligent. A rezone application can be resubmitted at any time and the county planning commission confirmed that a re-notification to adjacent landowners would be required. SWPL has been working very actively and with your generous donations thus far, we were able to hire one of the best land use attorneys in the area. We filed a 20 page brief to the County urging them to consider whether this rezone promotes and protects public health, safety and welfare and consider whether it's in the public interest.

Logging Impacts:

  • Landslides
  • Helicopters 
  • Logging Trucks
  • Road Damage
  • Watershed
  • Wildlife
  • Pollution