Goleta Valley Beautiful News
January 2003
GVB cell phone 252-1952, Website www.goletavalleybeautiful.org
Free trees for GVB donor members and last year^s volunteers!


1. GVB Volunteer/Community Service opportunities 
2.Other Notable and Upcoming Events
3. Residential and Business Awards of the Month
4. Business Sponsor of the Month
5. News Tidbits
6. Event results/Thank you



1. GVB Volunteer/Community Service opportunities - Call 252-1952 or e-mail kennethknight@cox.net 

 January 11 Optimist Grove Oak Tree Maintenance  Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 PM.
Park at Stow House lot at 300 Los Carneros Rd, walk past Depot building to rove.
Maintenance and formative pruning of 90 oaks under the supervision of a certified
Pruning tools will be available. All work done from the ground,with no ladders. Refreshments provided. RSVP 252-1952
 January 18

 Page Youth Center Tree Maintenance - Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 PM.
Maintenance and formative pruning of trees under 15^ on the Page Youth Center
grounds, 4540 Hollister Avenue.  No experience required. Pruning tools will be available. All work done from the ground, with no ladders. Refreshments provided.
RSVP 252-1952                

 January 1-31  Portable Tree Irrigator (Treegator) Repair. Flexible hours. Repair torn irrigation
bags with tape and glue to make them watertight again.We^ll supply materials
and deliver and pick up at your home.  No experience necessary. Call 252-1952
for delivery


 -  January 10-31Tree Plantings on North Kellogg, Butte, Lyon Place, Stow Canyon,and Pembroke.
Fridays, 8:30 to Noon.
We are waiting for City of Goleta authorization to proceed. Once we get their authorization, we^ll contact residents about their tree choice, order the trees and start planting every Friday.Call 252-1952 for updates.

2.Other Notable and Upcoming Events

OngoingAward Committee Members  The Chairs of the Residential and Business Award
Committees are looking for part-time participants to help in the review and selection of homes and businesses for our monthly award program.  If you would like to spend a few hours participating in this prestigious process, call Business Chair Kathy Curtis at
967-5240 or Residential Chair Ross Harris at 563-7247.

February Young Shade Tree Pruning Workshops  On site training by a certified arborist in developing the structure and form of young shade trees. Details in February Newsletter
Internships (4 to 20 hours per week)Tree inventory, Tree Maintenance Workshops and Urban Forestry Planning supervised by a certified arborist. Call 252-1952 for details.
OngoingDevelop your own Goleta Valley urban forestry project! Goleta Valley Beautiful will
provide resources and expertise to youth groups interested in developing their own urban forestry projects, or assisting with a GVB project. Good opportunity for 4-H,Boys and Girls Clubs, Scouts (Eagle Projects!), and any youth groups in the Goleta Valley area. Call 252-1952 to develop a project.
January 23 Sixteenth Annual Western Tree Management Symposium.  Buena Park,CA. Call
252-1952 if you want to share a ride.

3. GVB Residential and Business Awards of the Month
Neighborhood Residential - January - No award (see help wanted notice above)

- December -6074 Paseo Pamilla, Frederick and Ann Lopez owners. Landscaping by Beto Landscape and Yard Maintenance

Commercial - January - Heritage House  5200 Hollister Avenue, Alexander Saunders Maintenance Manager.
December - No award (see help wanted notice above)

Nominate your favorite place by downloading our nomination form from the Goleta Valley Chambers website at www.goletavalley.com .  For residential properties, contact Ross Harris at 563-7247, for commercial/office call Kathy Curtis at 967-5240.  Look for articles in the Valley Voice, the Beacon and the Santa Barbara News Press.

4. Business Sponsor of the Month - Bacara Resort and Spa 8301 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93117   Phone 968-0100, Fax 968-1800.  Web site www.bacararesort.com 

        The Bacara Resort and Spa has world class facilities right here in the Goleta Valley.  There are 360 luxurious guest rooms along 78 beach front acres, 3 negative edge heated swimming pools, 33 private cabanas, 3 signature restaurants, a World-class wine cellar , and 24 hour personal concierge services.  Please check out their website www.bacararesort.com to get a taste of all that the Bacara offers.  Last year, Goleta Valley Beautiful honored the Bacara with one of its annual awards for excellence in design and landscaping.  We encourage you to treat yourself to luxury and take a vacation at home by vesting and staying at the Bacara Resort and Spa.  Our Goleta Valley Beautiful contact at the Bacara is Sheri Broedlow.     

5. GVB News Tidbits

     Mid State Bank and Trust Foundation Grant -  The Mid State Bank and Trust Foundation provided Goleta Valley Beautiful with a $5,000 grant for our work with youth groups and troubled youth organizations in the Goleta Valley.  As part of our tree planting and maintenance programs, Goleta Valley Beautiful provides funds to school and community youth group organizations to support organizing youth group volunteers for Goleta Valley Beautiful projects.  A portion of the funds will also be used by Goleta Valley Beautiful to develop 28 events involving youth and community volunteers.  Our thanks to the Mid State Bank and Trust Foundation for their continued support of Goleta Valley Beautiful,  and to Mid-State Bank and Trust Vice President/ (and GVB Board Member) Judy Thiele for helping us achieve our goals, and to long time Board Member Merlyn Cummings for developing the grant application.  
                     
  FREE TREES to Goleta Valley Beautiful Members - Santa Barbara retail store Anthropologie donated their live Christmas trees that they had used in their holiday displays to GVB.  We have 3 15-gallon Deodar Cedars about 6 feet tall and 9 Redwoods about 4 to 6 feet tall that are ready for planting.  These trees will be given away free on a first come-first served basis to Goleta Valley Beautiful current donor members or those who have volunteered at a Goleta Valley Beautiful event in the past year.     Call 252-1952.

    Membership Campaign - Much of our general operating expenses is covered by the generosity of our member donors.  If you haven^t yet mailed in your donor membership, the new Goleta Valley Beautiful forest green polo shirts have arrived, free with a $60 membership.  Note that the date of donor membership expiration is on the outside front of the flier we mailed in September.  If you misplaced your flier, please use the form in this newsletter.

        New GVB Board Members - Please join us in welcoming new Board members Emilio Casaneuva from UCSB, and Janel Smit from Goleta National Bank.  We still have one Board member vacancy and members are always encouraged to participate occasionally on our 5 primary Committees: Urban Forestry, Residential Awards, Business Awards, Public Area Beautification/Government Monitoring, and Educational Programs, as well as ongoing fundraising and membership programs.  Call 252-1952 for more information.

      Santa Barbara Treasures Video Available - If you would like to borrow a VHS copy of the recent episode of Santa Barbara Treasures that features Goleta Valley Beautiful, please call 252-1952

        "Trees in Our City" Presentation - The Center for Urban Forest Research has released an excellent PowerPoint presentation and accompanying handbook  concerning the benefits of urban forests.  Check it out at http://cufr.ucdavis.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                
           WISH LIST 
            ***    5 Plastic waterproof storage containers
            ***    3 Heavy duty tarpaulins
            ***    3 Pump Thermos
            ***    Portable shade structure
            ***    Garden hoses 
            ***    Digital camera
            ***    Children^s books featuring trees, particularly coloring books and Spanish language books.
            ***    3 spade forks
            ***    Tool Chest
            ***    Portable Display System
            ***    Large portable cooler
            ***    Month-to-month office space with room for 1 desk 

6. Event results/Thank You
   More Mesa Bikeway Tree planting  -  On December 13, John Nickels and a Tri-Counties Boot Camp planted 5 new Coast Live Oak trees along the More Mesa bikeway.  Thanks to Dougal House for supplying the trees, which he grew from acorns collected near his home next to Dos Pueblos High School.  This was the last of the California ReLeaf funded tree planting grant projects for 2002.  GVB did not apply for California ReLeaf Tree Planting funds in 2003 due to a lack of designated public tree planting sites.  We hope to rectify this with better urban forest management planning in 2003.    
     Los Carneros Park Oak Tree Replanting - On December 27, Jose Macedo and a Tri-Counties Boot Camp crew replanted 11 oak trees in the park that were eaten by gophers.   We are putting root barriers around the trees to protect them from the hundreds of gophers that are proliferating in the area.  Thanks again to Dougal House for providing native Coast Live Oaks for these plantings.  This was also the last tree planting using Proposition 12 grant funds.  GVB will be applying for additional Proposition 12 grant funds in 2003.
    
7. Welcome new/renewing donor members/Membership information - (R) designates renewing member 
Basic------------Paul and Therese Robilliard-R, John and Betty Kaaz-R, Alison Tamminga-R, Jon and Marilyn Milby-R 

Supporting-----Harry and Julie Hagen-R, Patricia Fabing, Theresa Caccese-R, David Oliver-R, Amy Smith, Carol Emslie-R, Jo Millet-R

Family-----------Joe and Margaret Connell-R, J. Michael and Carol Thompson-R, Bob and Jean Blois-R
Thanks to the 12/14 anonymous donor who treated the entire Tri-Counties Boot Camp tree planting crew to a Costco ice cream.  You made our day.   
        Thanks to discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from West Covina Nurseries, CopyRight Printing Systems, Venoco, Inc. and Camino Real Marketplace.
        Thanks to the Holiday Party Silent Auction donors Patty Montana, Sam S. Alfano,Gold^s Gym, Venoco, Kitson Landscape Management, Inc, Fairview Gardens, Merlyn Cummings, Cherie Welsh, Thom Myall, Judy Thiele, Ross Harris and special thanks to our hosts Camino Real Cafe.

 
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