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Action Alerts

SCVAS sends alert emails to members of our Action Alert 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 and sample positions on the issue are provided. Please join us in improving the quality of life in the Bay Area.


View our recent Urgent Action Alert (May 2017)


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Volunteer Opportunities

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


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.


Coyote Valley BioBlitz

Join us for our first ever bioblitz in Coyote Valley this summer! Together we will visit Coyote Valley and expand our knowledge of the valley's plants and animals. This is a family friendly event - everyone over the age of four years old is welcome, and no previous experience is needed. For more information and to RSVP, visit the link here or contact


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.


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.