Goleta Valley Beautiful News

June 2004

GVB cell phone 252-1952, E:mail kennethknight@cox.net Click Here to email

Call 252-1952 to reserve a seat on the June 27 3rd Annual GV Heritage Tree Tour - One bus only - New locations!  

 Click here to see the Tree Tour

    June 2004 Highlights

  1. GVB Volunteer/Community Service opportunities 
  2. GVB and Related Events
  3. 3rd Annual Heritage Tree Tour Reservation form
  4. Residential and Business Awards of the Month
  5. Sponsor of the Month
  6. News Tidbits
  7. Event results/Kudos
  8. Water Kings and Queens
  9. Member information
  10. Donor Membership Information Form
  1. GVB Volunteer/Community Service opportunities - Call 252-1952 or e-mail kennethknight@Cox.net  Click Here

Students please bring your community service forms.  Tools, drinks, & snacks provided.  No experience required.  Tree planting projects under the supervision of a Certified Arborist.  

June 5, 12 19 - Root Shield Installation- Saturday 8 - 5  -Meet on Turnpike Road at Glenbrook.  Eagle Scout project to install root shields along parkways in preparation for July 9 tree planting. To volunteer call 252-1952 

June 5, 26  Cleanups of selected Goleta streets. Call Judy Nason at 964-0436 and leave a message f you want to volunteer.  Call 252-1952 if you see areas needing trash cleanup.

June          Tree Plantings - Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd. and Devereux Campus, 7055 Seaway Dr We^ll vary the times to meet the availability of your group- weekdays, weekends or evenings available.  To volunteer call 252-1952

-Special      GVB Board position openings-One year term.  Candidate should enjoy speaking with GVB members, nonprofit policymaking, urban forestry, and/or monitoring government activities, Call Sam at 967-0595

-July 4        Goleta Firework Festival - Girsh Park  Sunday 4:30 to 9:30 PM Volunteers needed to staff GVB Booth.  2 hr shifts beginning at 4 pm and ending at 10 PM. Call 252-1952 to sign up

-Ongoing     Develop your own Goleta Valley beautification project!

Goleta Valley Beautiful will provide resources and expertise to youth groups interested in developing their own tree planting, maintenance, educational and clean-up programs. Good opportunity for 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, Scouts, school groups, fraternity/sorority, church groups and any youth groups in the Goleta Valley area. Call 252-1952 to develop a project.

-Ongoing    Graffiti Cleanup - Report acts of graffiti to Ed Graper at 964-7117 or e-mail edgraper@yahoo.com.  Contact Ed if you would like to help remove graffiti in your area. Supplies and training provided. 

2. GVB and Related Events

June 22    El Encanto Heights Beautification Project Public Meeting -7:00 PM Meet at the cul de sac next to the Mobil Station at the corner of Glenn Annie and Calle Real.  GVB  representatives will review proposals for the maintenance and planting of the .03 mile planting strip on the south (ocean) side of Calle Real between Colusa and Daffodil, and walk the site.  For information, call 252-1952. 

-June 24     6th Annual RAMADA LIMITED Community Summer Party, Thursday  5-7:30 pm GVB volunteers will be operating our popcorn machine at this event Call Laura Murdock Rosa at -964-3511 Ext.102 for more information.

-June 27  3rd Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree Tour featuring Tour Guides Jerry Sortomme and Dan Condon.  Sunday, 10:30 to 5 .  Join us as we tour new locations and old favorites in a comfortable Santa Barbara Airbus.  Only $35 for a tour of the trees that you will never forget.  Reservations at 252-1952.

-July 4  Old Fashioned Fourth of July at the Stow House sponsored by the Goleta Valley Historical Society, 10 to 4.  Contact GVHS for more information at 964-4407

-July 4        Fireworks, entertainment, food booths  and more at Girsh Park sponsored by Goleta Noontime and Evening Rotary and the Foundation for Girsh Park.  Sunday 4:30 to 9:30 PM For information call Girsh Park at 968-2773 

3. 3rd Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree and Nursery Tour- Sunday, June 27 10:30 to 5 PM

Noted local tree experts Professor Jerry Sortomme and Arborist Dan Condon will be leading a tour of Goleta Valley^s Heritage tree locations in a comfortable Santa Barbara Airbus.  Dan delayed returning to Michigan so he could be with us for the tour one last time. 
Call 252-1952 if you want make reservations using Visa or MasterCard. 
In addition to some old favorites such as a behind the scenes tour of the San Marcos Nursery with Randy Baldwin, we^re also heading for some new sites.  We^ll be visiting a working lemon and avocado orchard.  We^ll also spend some time with the former President of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association as he shows us some of the rare and unusual plants he grows in our area!.  We^ll have a no-host lunch at the Sizzler Restaurant around the Witness Tree, the oldest sycamore in Goleta and the only Goleta Valley tree registered as a historic landmark.

 Click here to download the flier & reservation Form

    Special Offer to Students! - A limited number of free tickets to the tour are available to Goleta Valley and UCSB students through the generosity of several GVB members. 

            4. GVB Residential and Business Awards of the Month

Residential May - 5236 Calle Morelia, Linda Harris and Robert Miyade-owners, Pat Brodie-Landscape Designer 

Residential June - 263 N. Kellogg, Diane Powers owner, Tim Metcalf-Total Landscape Concepts -landscape designer 

Business May - 6067 Shirrell Way, Goleta Presbyterian Church and it^s adjoining Casita de Suenos Housing Community.  Church Project Manager Alan Scholl, Landscape architect, David Black, Landscape contractor, Ken Corson.  Casita de Suenos Manager Natalie O^Connor and Dennis Axelrod  maintenance.

Business -June. 33 La Patera, Motion Engineering

Nominate your favorite place by downloading our nomination form on the Goleta Valley Beautiful website at www.goletavalleybeautiful.org.  For residential properties, contact Ross Harris at 563-7247 or  Merlyn Cummings at 964-7802.  For commercial/office/ homeowner associations call Janet Gripp at 705-6832.  Look for articles in the Valley Voice, the Beacon and the SB News Press.

   5.Business Sponsors of the Month – 
Thanks to our Silent Auction Donors who helped us raise $3000 at the Annual Banquet.  Please patronize our local business supporters!

Adrienne’s Specialty Crackers, Airport Animal Hospital, Arbor Services, Beachside Restaurant, Best Western South Coast Inn, Bill’s Tree Care, Blenders in the Grass, Bonnie Freeman, Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara & Ojai, Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, Chevy’s, Cox Cable, Costco, Fairview Gardens, Fiesta Jumper, Gina’s Pizza and Pastaria, Glen Annie Golf course, Gold’s Gym, Goleta Camera Center, Goleta Floral, Goleta Jewelers, Goleta Valley Athletic Club, Goleta Valley Paint, Heritage House, Hidden Oaks Golf Club, IHOP, In-And-Out Burger,  Isla Vista Book Store, Island Seed and Feed, Ken Knight, Kitson Landscape Management, Inc, Knapp Nursery, Metropolitan Theaters, Natural Cafe, Orchard Supply Hardware, P. J. Hallmark Shop, Pacifica Suites, Quality Tree Care, Ramada Limited, Sandpiper Golf Club, Santa Barbara Orchid Estates, SB Zoological Garden, Sizzler, Starbucks Coffee, Sundance Beach, Taco Bell, The Chocolate Gallery, The Foundation for Girsh Park, The Good Earth, The Roper-Bradley’s, Tami Mason/Mid-State Bank & Trust, Twin Lakes Golf & Learning Center, West Covina Nurseries, Western Farm Service, Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond

6. GVB News Tidbits

Turnpike Area Tree Planting Preparation - Dos Pueblos student Rachel Cohen continued to assist GVB in May by interviewing residents in the Turnpike/Hollister subdivision. 

GVB is seeking support from adjacent property owners to help water trees to be planted in their parkways in July.  Eagle Scout Candidate Rich McCollum and his adviser Jim Bartlett are preparing the sites to allow for the July 9 planting, 

Santa Barbara Shores Tree Planting Preparation - Volunteer Rachel Cohen is also surveying residents on Coronado and Santa Barbara Shores for tree species preferences. Later this summer GVB will initiate  the first of a series of street tree plantings in the City of Goleta with the help of Proposition 12 funding.

  GVB Board Member Changes- Board members retiring from service include Ross Harris, Jim Downing, and Dan Condon, as well as Business Committee Chair Janet Gripp.  We^re losing an incredible amount of talented people who gave generously of their time.  fortunately we have several new members coming on Board including Marc Bradley and Lori Roper, as well as Bonnie Freeman will be assuming responsibility in chairing one of the committees writing our monthly awards.

GVB Grant Awards - GVB received 2 grant awards in May

Shoreline Preservation Fund Grant - GVB received a $500 grant from the UCSB Shoreline Preservation Fund to develop a database of street and park public tree planting locations.  A student intern will help develop the precise information needed to solicit additional grant funds to support public tree plantings in the Isla Vista area, particularly the residential portions.  Work will occur over the summer.

Venoco, Inc. - GVB received a $1,000 grant from the Venoco, Inc. Foundation to assist in purchasing a trailer for use with our existing one ton truck

GVB Products and Services - GVB provides (free to GVB members) young native oak trees, National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA Bulletins(43 bulletins),   "Treechie" the Teaching Tree Coloring Book(English and Spanish), and consultation from a Certified Arborist on your tree care issues.  We also have a Speakers Bureau available to speak to local clubs and organizations, and an Educational Program for local schools that includes both classroom and field classes.  We also have an active community service program where we can structure projects to meet your interests and abilities.  GVB has a one ton truck with a 12^ cab that we can make available to Goleta Valley 501 c 3 non-profit agencies when not in use by GVB or our partner Growing Solutions.    The truck is available for day use with our driver at no charge.

Tree Planting/Maintenance Requests - We^re currently working on requests on Windsor Road and Bristol Place.  In the City of Goleta, send your requests to the Community Development Department, 6500 Hollister Ave Suite 120, Goleta CA 93117.  In the unincorporated areas of the County, contact either the County Parks Department at 610 Mission Canyon Rd., SB 93105-2911 for trees in public parks or the Public Works Department at 123 East Anapamu St., SB 93101 for trees in the public right of way.  You can mention that you would like to work with GVB in planting trees in public areas.

7. Event results/kudos

Our 30th Annual Banquet was a huge success with120 people attending.  Many thanks to all the GVB Board members and spouses who helped make the Banquet and Auction a success, and to volunteers Kaylyn Scott, Nancy Knight, and most of all our MC Extraordinaire Larry Crandell. 
    In case you missed the list of annual award winners, here they are; 
  1. Single Family Residence - 4950 Trocha Way, Rod and Kathleen Valendta
  2. Multifamily or Apartments - 5486 Hollister Ave, Maravilla Senior Living Community
  3. Sustainable Development - 260 North San Antonio Road, Casa Neuva Building
  4. Homeowners Association Common Area - Cathedral Oaks & Fairview, Village Terrace HOA,
  5. Preservation of Goleta Valley - San Jose Creek Winery - Cavaletto Family
  6. Commercial - 4455 Hollister Ave, Modoc Inn and Suites
  7. Public/Institutional - 935 Embarcadero del Norte, UCSB Embarcadero Hall
  8. Public Park or Open Space -  Phelps to Willowgrove, Storke Ranch HOA Open Space
  9. Shopping Center - 5100 Hollister Ave., Magnolia Shopping Center, Hoffman Property Co
  10. .
  11. Firescape Design - 1066 Via Los Padres, Darwin Holian
  12. Commercial Orchard - Hollister and SR 217 Lemon Orchard, The Giorgi Family LLP
  13. Open Category - 830 Poinsettia Lane - Moreton Bay Fig Tree
  15. Honor Tree Awardees- National Tree Trust, California ReLeaf, SB County Solid Waste Div, Graham Chevrolet, GVB Founders R.O. Sandow, Betty Rosness, Ken Kruger, Phillip Meyers, Jay Torrey, Bill Chamberlain, June Casey.
  16.   Golden Shovel Award-Cecilia Brown

For those who missed the banquet, we^ll try to get all the awards listed on our website.

GVB Tree Planting and Care during May
  Trees-Species-Location -Date-Hours-Action
90-Various-Street Trees -5/1/04  -8 -Treegator installation
3-Eldarica Pine -Girsh - 5/8/04 -28--Planted, with plaques
5--Sycamore, Cypress--Devereux--5/12/04--21--Planted
9--Oak, pine--Food Bank--5/15/04--9--Irrigation Repair
7--New Zealand Xmas--Devereux--5/2/04--30--Planted with irrigation
1--Sweetshade--Hastings--5/24/04--2--Replacement tree 
5--Peppermint--Devereux--5/30/04--18--Planted, extra stakes
100--Brisbane Box--Cathedral Oaks--5/31/04--64--Mulched and weeded 

Special thanks this month to tree volunteers Marcia Tremblay and the Notre Dame students, Kristian Blom and the Devereux crews, Dana Palmer and the Circle K Club at UCSB, and Los Prietos Boys Academy 

- Neighborhood Cleanup - Judy Nason and her Cambridge Drive Community Church volunteers on May 2 cleaned up South Patterson Avenue from Hollister South to past the bridge, and the usual Cathedral Oaks from Santa Margarita to Los Caneros in 6 volunteer man hours and collected about 7 Orange Rubbish bags.  they were at it again on May 17 when they collected 4 orange trash bags full in 9 volunteer hours.

8. Water Kings and Queens. - We delivered and installed Treegators (portable tree irrigators) in May.  If you have had new trees planted by GVB in the past year and a half and your tree is not watered by an irrigation system, call us at 252-1952 and we deliver a Treegator to you.  Please begin filling it immediately and refill it once a week. 
NOTE: Treegators should be place on a short bed of mulch (no mulch touching the tree trunk) to avoid the holes on the bag from clogging up.  If your Treegator stays erect for more than ten hours, or if the Treegator empties almost immediately due to an oversized hole, contact us at 252-1952
If you don^t have a Treegator, you may need to create a temporary soil watering berm one to two feet away from the trunk and encircling your tree, and deep water your tree with a slow trickling hose.

   9. Welcome last month^s new/renewing donor members - R designates renewing member  

    Basic - Goleta Engineering, Emilio Casaneuva 
  Supporting - Marilyn Paschen, David Gress, Jean Paynter 
  Family - Laura Manuszak, Arleen and Robert Stagat, Helen and Bob McPherrin-R 
       Business Sponsors - Anonymous, Bruce and Ida Rickborn-R, Dougal House, Jr.
Honor Trees - Goleta National Bank, Goleta Union School District
Benefactors - Venoco, Inc-R, Denny Franks (Toyota of Santa Barbara)-R, UCSB Shoreline Preservation Fund 

    Thanks for discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from Pacifica Suites, Camino Real Marketplace, CopyRight, Island Feed and Seed, Western Farm Supply, and West Covina Nurseries.  Also thanks to Cecilia for the oranges and tangerines.

10. 2004 Annual Donor Membership Information - To down load your application and become a member Click here :

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

Goleta Valley Beautiful P. O. Box 6756 Goleta, CA 93160-6756 www.goletavalleybeautiful.org    Phone  252-1952 E-mail kennethknight@cox.net Board of Directors: Sam S. Alfano-President, Kathy Curtis - Vice President, Doug Winter - Secretary, Tami Mason - Treasurer. Board members: Merlyn Cummings, Alan Cavaletto, Al Turnbull, Thom Myall, Laura Funkhouser, Kristen Amyx, Dan Condon, Phebe Mansur, Lori Roper, Marc Bradley.  Executive Director - Ken Knight