GoletaValleyBeautiful News
July 2003
GVB cell phone 252-1952


Please volunteer for patronize the GVB Booth at July 4 Stow House Celebration

Water Kings and Queens please continue summer watering
July 2003 Highlights
1. GVB Volunteer/Community Service opportunities

2. Residential and Business Awards of the Month
3. Sponsor of the Month
4. News Tidbits

5. Event results/Kudos
6. 2nd Annual Heritage Tree and Nursery Tour Review
7. Water Kings and Queens
8. Member information

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

July 4 29th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Historic Stow House

Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM

Goleta Valley Beautiful will have a booth at this family-oriented event sponsored by the Goleta
Valley Historical Society, and we encourage ourvolunteers to sign up to help at our booth.

Also volunteers are needed to help theGoleta Valley Historical Society for set-up, decorating,
booth hosts and clean-up. Volunteer opportunities and hours vary from4 to 8 PM July 3, and 7 AM to 6 pm July 4th. To volunteer, call 252-1952, or Robin Cederl of, GVHS, at 967-7426

 July 6 YoungTree irrigation- Sunday 7 AM to 3:00PM.
Two hour or more shifts available. Meet at Glen Annie and Cathedral Oaks Road, NW corner. Irrigation of young trees in public areas using watering truckand hose. 2 high school age volunteers or older. RSVP 252-1952

 July 11 Oak Tree Repotting Friday 9:00 AM to Noon
Meet at Storke and Frey Road. Repotting native grownoak trees into larger containers under the supervisionof a Certified Arborist. Tools and refreshments provided.RSVP 252-1952

 July 18 ShadeTree maintenance Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon.
Meet at Glen Annie and Cathedral Oaks Road, NW corner. Mulching and weeding of young shade trees in public areas. Tools and refreshments provided. RSVP 252-1952

 July 20 YoungTree irrigation- Sunday 7 AM to 3:00PM.
Two hour or more shifts available. Meet at Glen Annie and Cathedral Oaks Road, NW corner. Irrigation of young trees in public areas using watering truck and hose. 2 high school age volunteers or older.RSVP 252-1952

 July 25 ShadeTree maintenance Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon.
 Meet at Glen Annie and Cathedral Oaks Road, NW corner. Mulching and weeding of young shade trees in public areas. Tools and refreshments provided. RSVP 252-1952

Ongoing Develop your own GoletaValleyurban 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!), school groups and any youth groups in theGoletaValleyarea. Call 252-1952 to develop a project.

2. GVB Residential and Business Awards of the Month

Residential - July - 4661 La Espada Drive, Bruce and Ida Rickborn owners

Commercial - June - Jordano^s. 550 S. Patterson
July - 4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara CA 93111, Extended Stay America 805-692-1882
Robert Grewe, General Manager

Click here to Nominate your favorite place by downloading our nomination form
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.

3.Business Sponsor of the Month

BEI Industrial Encoder Division 7230 Hollister Avenue- Goleta 93117 (805) 968-0702

The Industrial Encoder Division (IED) of BEI Technologies, Inc. is located in a manufacturing and office complex in western Goleta. They manufacture industrial-quality rotary optical shaft angle encoders. The custom-designed factory and office facilities provide an efficient flow of production and support services, and all of their critical manufacturing processes are performed on site. They feature a wide range of product and accessories serving the automation industries throughout the world. Their specialty products include explosion-proof, intrinsically safe, and extra heavy duty models as well as nickel plating and splash-proof construction for washdown in the food industries.

Their exacting quality control program ensures high quality on every product they make. Their standard two-year warranty testifies to the effectiveness of this program. They also maintain an applications support team. Direct telephone consultation with IED engineers provides a high level of service to an active customer base of thousands of companies.

4. GVB News Tidbits

Harry Hagen Joins GVB Board of Directors Harry Hagen has joined the Goleta Valley Beautiful Board of Directors. Harry is a life-long Goleta resident and Goleta Valley Beautiful volunteer. Harry is the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector Public Administrator-Guardian for Santa Barbara County. As a CPA and CPFO, Harry brings years of public and private sector financial experience to Goleta Valley Beautiful to help insure our monies are well spent.

The GVB Nominating Committee is continuing its search for Board of Directors candidates to serve one year terms beginning in August, 2003. Candidates should be familiar with the mission and goals of Goleta Valley Beautiful (see the end of this Newsletter) and be willing to provide policy direction for implementing these goals. Goleta Valley Beautiful is committed to a diverse representation of interests on the Board that reflects the Goleta Valley population. If you are interested in serving, please contact Sam Alfano at 967-0595.

Free Coast Live Oak and Coastal Redwood offer continues - If you have a non-irrigated location with room for a Coast Live Oak, we have free oaks in 2 gallon containers grown from native (Ellwood Canyon) acorns. The trees were provided courtesy of the Santa Barbara Farm Bureau, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District for help with repotting soil. If your location is well-irrigated and you have the space for it, we also have several 15 gallon Coastal redwoods available free to Goleta Valley Beautiful members. Call 252-1952.

Proposition 12 grant approvals - We still haven^t been officially notified, but the results of the latest round of competitive Proposition 12 grants have been posted on the Cal Poly Internet site. Goleta Valley Beautiful and the City of Goleta will both receive Proposition 12 grants for a total of 700 trees. We are very fortunate to be awarded both grants. A news release with details will sent out once the official notice is received.

Expanded County Street Tree List - GVB supported the County Public Works Department^s recommendations for increasing the approved trees for planting in the County Road Right-Of Way. The number of species has increased to 35 as of 4-28-03. This list applies only to the unincorporated area of the Goleta Valley and not the City of Goleta, which is preparing its own approved list of trees. The common names of the approved trees are 1. Firewheel Tree 2. Brisbane Box 3. Australian Willow 4. Gold Medallion 5. Chinese Flame 6. Crape Myrtle 7. Grecian Laurel 8. Chinese Pistache 9. Australian Peppermint 10. Magnolia ^Majestic Beauty^ or ^Little Gem^ 11. Hong Kong Orchid 12. Fern Podacarpus 13. Bradford Pear 14. Evergreen Pear 15. Silk Tree, Mimosa 16. Windmill Palm 17. Queen Palm 18. Guadalupe Palm 19. American Sweetgum 20. Incense Cedar 21. Brazilian Cedarwood 22. Holly Oak 23. Chinese Fringe 24 Rainbow Gum 25. Water Gum 26. Chinese Parasol 27 Maidenhair 28. Island Oak 29. Prickly leafed Paperbark 30. New Zealand Christmas 31. Long-leafed Yellow Wood 32. Cork Oak 33. Southern Live Oak 34. Pink Trumpet Tree 35. Chinese Elm. Numbers 19 and 35 are for very limited usage for uniformity with existing street planting


5. Event results/Kudos

Volunteer Tree maintenance- During Project Playground on June 6 at the Goleta Boys and Girls Club, 8 Tri-County Boot Camp boys pruned 8 Australian Willows, 8 Pittosporums and 2 Eucalyptus trees, while on June 13 they helped install Treegators and mulch trees at Lake Los Carneros Park. Ken Knight also spent 6 hours filling Treegators along Cathedral Oaks Road on June 21.

Student volunteers Dos Pueblos student Andrew Shin spent 12 hours mulching trees at the DP softball fields and also cleaned 30 Honor Tree plaques. Before leaving for work in France, Natalie Giusti contributed 26.5 hours assisting in the conversion of the GVB financial accounting system from Quicken to QuickBooks.

 Oaks on Cathedral Oaks? GVB Volunteer Lauren Gleason submitted a petition to the City of Goleta signed by 15 of her neighbors requesting that oaks be allowed to be planted next to the bike trail on Cathedral Oaks Road from Paseo del Pinon to Calle Real. We^ll see what the City thinks of the idea.

6.2nd Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree and Nursery Tour- Review

    Our thanks to everyone who made the 2nd annual tree tour on June 29 such a great time, and a successful fundraiser. Goleta Valley Beautiful raised approximately $1,400 dollars to help us continue the maintenance and care of the Goleta Valley urban forest. For the eight people who paid for reserved seats but couldn^t make the trip, we thank you for your generous donations. We hope to have a self guided tour out later this year, and we have photos and background information from the tour that we can share upon request.
    We owe a lot to our primary sponsor, Eric Onnen of Santa Barbara Airbus. We wish our driver Wes well in his retirement after being so courteous in driving us around on his last working day. All of our tour guides made this trip unique in comparison to last year^s tour. Randy Baldwin not only gave us a great behind the scenes tour, but he also gave us Coast Live Oaks for each of us to plant. Misty Gonzales provided extensive water conservation information, and Kevin Barthel and Valerie Smith helped us understand the wonders of Ellwood Point and Stow Grove. Once again we are indebted to Bill Ehrlich for allowing us access to the treasures of Bishop Ranch.
    And the whole tour was tied together by word and song with Jerry Sortommee and Dan Condon. We^ll miss you Dan, but please return soon. And thanks to Thom Myall for coordinating the whole tour. We hope to do it again next year.

7. Water Kings and Queens.

Water Kings and Queens should have seen the reappearance of Treegators (Portable Tree Irrigator) around the trees for which they are responsible. A Treegator is a tough green plastic bag that wraps around the trunk of newly planted trees. GVB volunteers distributed over 300 Treegators this past month. Please note that areas with gopher/ground squirrel activity within 25 feet of the tree should NOT use Treegators. Our experience has been that the water from the Treegators acts as an attraction to the gophers, resulting in the destruction of the tree and the Treegator. We recommend weeding and mulching in these areas, and survival watering as a last resort.

Water Kings and Queens is the term we have given to our volunteers who have had trees planted adjacent to their property within the past two years. Generally, GVB doesn^t plant a tree unless there is someone to take care of it during its first two year establishment period. The duties of a Water King and Queen are simple. The primary responsibility is to insure that a newly planted tree receives deep watering every week during the summer dry months. If the tree you are responsible for is served by a piped irrigation system, then supplemental watering is not needed. For all other trees, if the tree is big enough, GVB will provide a Treegator for summertime watering. When properly placed around a tree and filled with a garden hose, a Treegator will slowly deliver 20 gallons of water to the rootball with no runoff. If the tree is too small to use a Treegator, a berm will be necessary. Please call 252-1952 if you think your public tree needs a Treegator, if you are having problems filling the Treegator, or if your Treegator drains too quickly (a tear in the bag) or doesn^t drain all its water within 10 hours (drainage holes clogged).

8. Welcome new/renewing donor members/Membership information - (R) designates renewing member

Business Sponsors Garcin Media Group
Supporting- Cecilia Brown
Family-Kathy Curtis/Jim Sterken-R, Hope Smith-R
Honor Tree- Brian and Cindy LaVasseur
Donations-Bernie and Marian Fedak-$100
Heritage Tree attendees - Sam Alfano, Jean Blois, Thelma Bowser, Cecilia Brown, John Bury, Jan Scheinle, Yvonne Chin, Carolyn Cogan, Dan Condon, Marcia Constance, Merlyn Cummings, Gordon Durenberger, Ken and Barbara Eggemeyer, Mike Filtz, Robert Fisher, Laura Funkhouser, Natalie Giusti, Alissa Greenwood, Ken Knight, Diana Larson, Kathy Lucian, Merrill Lynn, Urban McLellan, Thom Myall, Jerry Sortomme, Tim Sweeney, Maury Treman, Al Turnbull.
Special thanks to those not able to attend but donating their tickets; Gregg Wilson, Mary Ankeny, Michael T. Bennett, Reid and Robin Cederlof, Jaime Constance, John Maienza.
Heritage Tree and Nursery Tour Sponsors- Santa Barbara Airbus for the use of the Airbus and driver, Venoco, Inc. for the program and handouts, Sizzler for reduced prices for lunch, Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and Goleta Valley Historical Society for mentioning us in their newsletters, Goleta Water District for water conservation materials, Randy Baldwin for Coast Live Oak seedlings, and articles and promotions in the Beacon, Valley Voice, NewsPress and Independent.
Ongoing Discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from Pacifica Suites, Camino Real Marketplace, Island Feed and Seed, Tri-Valley Trophies, CopyRight, and West Covina Nursery.

Donor Membership Renewal - For those of you who haven^t renewed your annual donor membership since September 2002, please note that much of our general operating expense is covered by the generosity of our member donors. We will also continue to offer volunteer memberships that are oriented primarily to students and lower-income families who choose to support with "sweat equity". Just go to our form on this web site by Membership Form

GVB is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, federal tax id # 23-7392774

GoletaValleyBeautiful - P. O. Box 6756Goleta- CA93160-6756 Phone 252-1952
Board of Directors: Sam S. Alfano-President, Judy Thiele-2nd Vice President, Doug Winter - Secretary, Cherie Welsh - Treasurer. Board members: Ross Harris, Merlyn Cummings, Alan Cavaletto, Al Turnbull, Thom Myall, Kathy Curtis, Kristen Amyx, Harry Hagen.
Executive Director - Ken Knight

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Board of Directors meetings at Pacifica Suites,5490 Hollister Avenue, from7:30 AM to8:30 AMon the first Friday of the month. NOTE: Due to the 4th of July Holiday, the July meeting will be held on July 11. Regular meetings of the Board will resume in August.

Our mission: To ensure and improve the beauty of the Goleta Valley through our 5 goal areas (1) Urban Forestry Management (2) Neighborhood Responsibility (3) Business Responsibility (4) Education (5) Public Area Beautification.


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