October 2003
GVB cell phone 252-1952

Website www.goletavalleybeautiful.org

Lemon Festival Volunteers Needed Oct 18-19 for GVB Booth

Check GVB website for GV Self Guided Tree Tour!
October 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. Water Kings and Queens
7. Member information

1. GVB Volunteer/Community Service opportunities
- Call 252-1952 or e-mail kennethknight@Cox.net
Oct 10, 17 & 31ShadeTree planting and maintenanceFriday, 9:00 AM to Noon.
Meet at Glen Annie and Cathedral Oaks Road, NW corner. Mulching, weeding and formative pruning of youngshade trees in public areas. Tools and refreshments provided. RSVP 252-1952

Oct 18, 19 Goleta Valley Lemon Days Festival - Saturday 10 am to& 9 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Forty volunteers needed for two-hour fundraising shifts selling popcorn and churros at the Goleta Valley Beautiful Booth. Note new this year-Saturday evening hours.RSVP 252-1952

Ongoing - Business Award Committee Chair - One or more volunteers needed to assist the Business Committee. Volunteers willreview nominations and write press releases for monthly Business awards.

Ongoing Student Internships
Structured project oriented internships, some with minimal stipends, for students interested in urban forestry, volunteer development, report and grant writing, and training programs. Flexible hours.  Call 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 - October - 6110 Pedernal Avenue, Cristhian and Jessica Sanchez, owners
Commercial - Modoc Inn and Suites, 4455 Hollister Avenue 

Nominate your favorite place by downloading our nomination form from theGoletaValley Chamber of Commerce website atwww.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. Ross arranged for White Signs and Design to construct new award signs that include our new logo. Look for them at our October award sites.
3.Business Sponsors of the Month Thanks to our business sponsors!
Just a reminder to all of our business sponsors ($100 or greater donation per year), GVB has returned to an annual calendar year membership for all members. We^ll be mailing calendar year 2004 donor membership renewal letters to all business sponsors in the near future. We hope you will continue to support our programs to beautify the Goleta Valley. Below is a list of past business sponsors of Goleta Valley Beautiful. If we have missed your name, please let us know.
Enerpro, South Coast Community FCU, Isla Visa Bookstore, Rockbar Partners, LLC, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Marborg Industries, Cabrillo Business Park,Shaughnessy Construction, Ross Harris, Islay Investments, Scholl Automotive, Venoco Inc., Hope Ranch Inn, Michael Towbes, Patterson 101/Allstore, Ramada Limited,
South Coast Inn, Charles V. Eckert, III, BEI Industrial Encoder, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Valley Voice, Cicileo Landscape, Beachside Restaurant, Camino Real Marketplace, Kathy Lucian, Goleta Water District, Michael Gartzke CPA, Goleta Valley Community Center,West Covina Nurseries, Sandy Foehl, Dennis Iden CPA,
Sares-Regis, Tierra Construction, Bacara Resort and Spa, Merlyn Cummings, Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, Goleta National Bank, Home Depot, Kitson Landscape Management, Garcia Media Group, Greg Janee, Cox Communications, Pacifica Suites, Enviroscaping, Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, Spa Tropics, Gold^s Gym
4. GVB News Tidbits
Membership Campaign - Over the next several weeks, GVB will be sending membership recruitment letters to residents and businesses in the 93117 and part of 93111 ZIP codes. We only have enough funds for one partial mailing, so we^ll evaluate the results and send letters in the Spring (in conjunction with our Annual Banquet in May) to the remaining residents and businesses in the 93111 and 93110 ZIP code areas. These letters are going to people who are not current donor members of Goleta Valley Beautiful. Our annual membership renewals for our current donors will be mailed in the near future. If you are reading this newsletter and you are not a donor member, you don^t have to wait for our letter--simply use the form that is at the end of every GVB Newsletter. Your dollars not only help keep our award and tree management programs going, but they also allow us to provide training and community service projects for our youth, and improve the quality of life in the Goleta Valley, which is reflected in higher property values and a positive mental framework of our residents. Please note that you can now use your Visa or MasterCard for membership donations.
Tree Planting Projects Delayed, Maintenance continues- Our October tree planting projects are being postponed to November while State officials complete the administrative processing of grants awarded last June. We hope to begin weekly tree plantings beginning the first week of November with an Eagle Scout Project led by Ted Kwan of Troop 105. In the interim, we^ll be concentrating on maintenance projects.
GVB Board Member changes - Unfortunately, our newest GVB Board of Director Kathy Lucian submitted her resignation to devote her time to care for an ailing brother living out of town. The GVB Nominating Committee is continuing its search for three more Board of Directors candidates to serve the remainder of one year terms that began 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 Tree offer for donor members and volunteers - If you have a non-irrigated location with room for a Coast Live Oak or a Valley 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. If your location is well-irrigated and you have the space for it, we also have several 15 gallon Coastal redwoods available free to current Goleta Valley Beautiful donor members or volunteers who have offered their services in the past year. We also have a limited supply of Eastern redbud trees in 2 gallon containers, and 1 15 gallon Deodar Cedar. Call 252-1952.
Fresh fruit/vegetable snacks forvolunteers
- operating pickup/3/4 ton truck
-Copier Paper
-Pitchforks/spade forks
-100 sq ft. office space
-Garden hoses, any length
5. Event results/Kudos
September 13 Day of Caring Project at the County Fire Administration Campus, 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road. -County Fire Chief John Scherrei headed a team of 75 volunteers that planted 47 native oak trees in groves along the entrance road. The oaks were provided by Growing Solutions and the County Farm Bureau and all were grown from locally harvested acorns. County Fire and Park Departments provided heavy equipment for digging holes and moving mulch. Volunteers installed an extensive drip irrigation system to water the trees, with support from the Kitson Landscape Management crews which have ongoing maintenance responsibility for the site. Volunteers also planted 60 one-gallon Cotoneaster dammeri groundcover that will reduce maintenance costs as it fills in within a few years. The plants were provided at deep discount by our good friend Randy Baldwin at San Marcos Growers. Volunteers spread several tons of processed green waste mulch from the County Transfer Station, supplied by our longtime supporter Richard Placencia of County Public Works Solid Waste. Thanks also to Julie at Western Farm Supply for providing discounts for fertilizer tablets and several bags of soil amendments. Island Feed and Seed also supported the effort with discounts for the Coconut Peat (yep, it^s made out of coconut shells) that we used as soil amendment. We appreciate the support of all those who organized and participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring. We look forward to another great event next year.
Tri-Counties Boot Camp Tree maintenance - - Larry Chavez and10 TCBC boys spent 40 service hours on September 5 moving trees and getting the Fire Department site ready for the Sept 13 Day of Caring. Ms Hensic and 10 Los Prietos Boys Camp boys were part of the volunteer group on September 13 that helped plant the trees and install groundcover (50 service hours). Our final September project on the 26th included John Nickels and 6 TCBC boys who planted 6 Coast Live Oaks (again, grown from local seed) at the David Wells residence along 880 Cambridge Drive. This area, across from a previous planting project at Oro Verde Park, was also mulched by the boys in a 36 service hour project. GVB hopes to continue additional planting projects at this address in the future.
Cathedral Oaks Watering - In our continuing commitment to maintaining the trees along Cathedral Oaks and Los Carneros Roads, we watered 120 trees on September 14 with the assistance of students Matt Cavalli and Andrew Gonzales for a total of 11 service hours.
GVB Website problems.   The company that registered our website name neglected to send us a renewal notice, so our website cannot be directly accessed. However if you had bookmarked our website address through Charity Advantage, our web server, you may still access our site.  We hope to have access to our website resolved by the second week in October, so please be patient. In the interim, you can reach our site through http://www.charityadvantage.com/GoletaValleyBeautiful/Home.asp
Self Guided Tour of Goleta Valley Trees - Thanks to the Goleta City Council for a Community Project Grant of $750 to prepare a Self Guided Tour of Goleta Valley Trees. This tour is an extension of our annual Heritage Tree Tour. The Tour Map and descriptions, designed to be viewed or downloaded from our website, is now available at www.goletavalleybeautiful.org Please check it out and let us know what you think.
Stagecoach sign Map and Tour - Almost 5 years ago, GVB worked with several local historical organizations to identify historical stage coach stops between downtown Santa Barbara and Mattei^s Tavern in Santa Ynez. GVB Board members Thom Myall and Doug Winter recently replaced several damaged signs with new signs prepared by Benton Signs. The renovation of the historic stagecoach signs was made possible by nancial support from the Wells Fargo Foundation. Thom and Doug also completed an inventory of the location of the stagecoach signs that you can check out on our website, www.goletavalleybeautiful.org
Media Support - Thanks to our friends in the media for the articles and promotions in the Beacon, Valley Voice, NewsPress and Independent.
6. Water Kings and Queens.
Refilling of Treegator irrigation bags should continue through October. If cool weather prevails, you can water every other week, depending on weather and soil conditions. The duties of a Water King and Queen are vital yet 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. 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).

7. Welcome new/renewing donor members/Membership information - (R) designates renewing member 
Honor Trees (4)- David Wells
Thanks for discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from Pacifica Suites, Camino Real Marketplace, Island Feed and Seed, Tri-Valley Trophies, CopyRight, Western Farm Supply, Santa Barbara County Solid Waste, County Fire and Park Departments, and San Marco Growers.

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