Goleta Valley Beautiful News
January 2005

GVB cell phone 252-1952, E:mailkennethknight@cox.net

Reserve now for Saturday Feb. 5 Free Basic Young Tree Care Workshop -see below
Click here to download the form

2005 annual GVB membership renewals now due

1. GVB Community Service opportunities - General public welcome, especially jr.high to college students

-Jan 3 - Street Tree Plantings Beginning at 244 Santa Barbara Shores Dr-various addresses. Mon., Noon to 3. Call 252-1952 to rsvp. Equipment provided.  No experience required
-Jan 8 - Park Tree Plantings -Meet at Girsh Park Community Room - 7050 Phelps Rd. Sat., 9 AM to Noon Call 252-1952 to rsvp. Equipment provided.  No experience required
-Jan 8 & 22 - Anti-litter cleanup - Report litter problem areas to Judy Nason of Cambridge Drive Community Church at 964-0436, and volunteer to help with clean-up crews on 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9 to 11 am. 
-Jan 10 - Tree Plantings -Devereux campus - meet at 7055 Seaway Drive. Mon., Noon to 3. Call 252-1952 to rsvp. Equipment provided.  No experience required
-Jan 15 - Oak Tree Plantings -Fire Administration campus - meet at 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road. Sat., 9 AM to Noon. Call 252-1952 to rsvp. Equipment provided.  No experience required
-Jan 22 - Annual Optimist Grove Oak Tree Maintenance - Meet behind Railroad Depot 300 N Los Carneros Road. Sat., 1 to 4 PM  Equipment provided.  Project supervised by a Certified Arborist.
- Jan 29- Tree Plantings -Devereux campus - meet at 7055 Seaway Drive. Sat., 9 AM to Noon. Call 252-1952 to rsvp. Equipment provided.  No experience required
-Jan-Mar- Tree Planting Project Leaders-Winter Term - UCSB students wanted for organizing 13 tree planting projects in the Isla Vista community under the direction of a Certified Arborist. $8 per hour stipend.  Send inquiries to kennethknight@cox.net
  - 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 Goleta Valley area youth groups. Call 252-1952 to develop a project.
- Ongoing - Graffiti Cleanup - Report acts of graffiti to Ed Graper at 964-7117 or e-mailedgraper@yahoo.com  Contact Ed if you would like to help remove graffiti in your area. Supplies and training provided.

Upcoming events

-Feb 5- Basic Young Tree Care Workshop Saturday 8-noon Goleta Union School District Board Room, 401 N. Fairview.  Top experts in tree care explain the basic nuts and bolts of tree care.  Includes lunch. Free admission with pre-registration. More details below

2. GVB Residential and Business Awards of the Month

NOTE: The custom-made $250 GVB award sign was taken from its December award location outside Kellogg School.  For information about its return, no questions asked, call 252-1952. 

              Residential  -  To be announced
Business  - 4447 Hollister Avenue, Java Station, Johnny Martin owner. 

Nominate your favorite place by downloading our nomination form here on Goleta Valley Beautiful website at Clicking here to see and download the nomination form For residential properties, contact Bonnie Freeman at  683-1878.  For commercial/office/homeowner associations call Marc Bradley at 967-3738.  Look for articles in the Valley Voice, the South Coast Beacon and the SB News Press.  

3. GVB News Tidbits

- Annual membership letter - Last month we mailed your annual membership letter requesting 2005 calendar year support for Goleta Valley Beautiful.  Please respond as this is the only mailing we will make for membership.  If you miss your membership letter, you can always use the membership application

- Feb 5 Basic Young Tree Care Workshop - Goleta Valley Beautiful e-mail subscribers have the first opportunity to register for our free tree care workshop on Saturday February 5.  This workshop is aimed at the members of the general public who want to learn more about planting and caring for trees.  No background in tree care is necessary, although with the powerhouse of professionals we have coming, even if you are experienced you will learn something new.  The workshop is structured to have short classroom presentations with lots of photos as well as demonstrations of tree planting on the grounds outside.  Lunch at the workshop is made possible through a grant from the California ReLeaf Network Exchange.

  The guest speakers include some of the most knowledgeable tree care experts locally and from around the state. 

PRIOR REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Limited seating.     Click here to download the form See the form at the end of this newsletter

- New GVB Board member - David C. Fainer, Jr. has joined the Board of Directors.  David is an attorney practicing law from an office in Santa Barbara.  David is active in several local organizations and we are glad he is taking time to support GVB.  

   - Now You Can Support Goleta Valley Beautiful — Just By Shopping Online.  We’ve joined our community^s newest resource for nonprofit funding - FundIt.Org. It’s a free service that helps you make a contribution to our cause every time you shop online. Simply visit www.fundit.org/goleta-valley-beautiful and select a store from our growing list of participating merchants. Pick from stores you probably already shop from like Macy’s, KB Toys, and Target.  It doesn^t cost you a penny extra, it’s safe & secure, and best of all FundIt.Org donates up to 30% of each dollar you spend to our cause!  To start shopping today, or to find out more about the program, visit: www.fundit.org/goleta-valley-beautiful

- Shoreline Preservation Fund Grant Award for tree planting in Isla Vista - UCSB Associated Student^s Shoreline Preservation Fund spf.as.ucsb.edu warded GVB a $5,834 to plant 100 street and park trees in Isla Vista.  94% of the funding will go towards the purchase of trees and supplies, and for hiring student interns to organize IV volunteers for the tree planting efforts.  We^ll be working with the IV Recreation and Park District to verify locations for native and non-invasive trees adaptable to our Mediterranean climate.  These funds come from a tax that UCSB students place on themselves for projects that will help the community.  We^re currently advertising for students to help fill our project leader positions. For more information call 252-1952. 

- Santa Barbara Foundation Funds GVB Porta-Potty  - The Santa Barbara Foundation funded our $1.940 request for a Porta-Potty.  While this may appear humorous at first (no cracks about Executive offices), there are many times that our volunteers have worked through a 4 hour volunteer shift out on the road only to find no restrooms available.  The porta-potty is on a trailer that can be pulled by our GVB truck (funded last year by SB Foundation and Graham Chevrolet) to our worksites.  It comes with a sink, water, soap, and towels for handwashing.  We^ll contract with Marborg to service on an as-needed basis. 

- Welcome Bill Millar! -The City of Goleta recently hired Certified Arborist Bill Millar as the Parks and Open Space Manager.  Among other items, Bill will be assuming many of the responsibilities for public trees in the City.  We look forward to working with him. 

- Tree Planting/Maintenance Requests -  We^ll respond to your requests for public trees, or you can contact local governments directly.   In the City of Goleta, send your requests to the Community Services 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.


Thanks to Helen McPherrin for her donation of several cases of packaged snacks for GVB volunteers

4. Event results/kudos

-GVB Tree Planting and Care last month 
Trees- Species-Location - Date- Hours- Action
17- Pistache, Willow, Pep   Lyon, Encina, -Stow Cyn-12/04/04-4  - Pruned
75- Various- Devereux campus- 12/06/04- 21- Pruned/mulch
75 - Various- Devereux/Los Carneros - 12/11/04- 24- Pruned/mulch
   4- Replacement Oaks- Calle Real-Colusa-Daf.- 12/13/04- 18- Planted
4- Pistache- SB Shores- 12/18/04- 18- Planted
5- Gingko, Arbutus, Olive- Coronado Dr/Girsh- 12/23/04- 6- Planted 

Thanks this month to tree volunteers at Los Prietos Boys Academy, Bob Lugo and the Devereux crews, Andrea Guerrero, Tim Frick and Laura Manuszak.

-Neighborhood Cleanups  - Judy Nason and her Cambridge Drive Community Church volunteers cleaned Hollister from Storke to Glen Annie School using 8 man hours and collecting 4 full orange bags of trash with the aid of GVB ^grabber^ equipment.  Thanks also to our supporters at Gold^s Gym for helping dispose of all the collected trash.   Judy and her group do projects on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.  GVB will also sponsor neighborhood cleanups at your request, just call 252-1952 
- Native Tree Project at Devereux - We^ve spent the last month replanting much of the seed that was eaten by critters getting into the Greenhouse.  We think it could be a skunk or a raccoon.  Until we can find a way to keep out the critters, we have been temporarily transferring our planted products to a greenhouse in Isla Vista courtesy of Growing Solutions and the IV Park and Rec District.

5. Water Kings and Queens. -

With the heavy rains at the end of December, there should be no need for any watering during the month of January.  Also, please leave mulch placed during planting at the base of the tree but not touching the bark of the trunk.  This helps keep the weeds and grass from growing around the trunk, which in turn means that you won^t damage the trunk with a lawn mower or weed trimmer.  Please report any insect, disease or damage problems to GVB at 252-1952. 

   6. Welcome new/renewing donor members (more in next month^s newsletter)

  - R designates renewing member + = additional contribution

     Donor -
Linda and Robert Anderson, Kathleen Beh, Gordon Dalbey, Shirley Dettmann-R, Margaret Fancher-R, Nancy and Charles Kreich, Suzanne and Thomas Owens-R, David and Lorene Lynch-R, Jacqueline and Vernon Huth, AJ and Wanda Blake-R, Joe Doyle, Doreen Burks, William Van Horn-R,  D. L. Schradermeier-R, Patricia Bremer, Dennis and Marsha Cooper-R, Nicholas and Sharon Priester, Edith and Richard Potier, Kenneth and Diane Reyburn,  Mary and Charles Fewell-R,  Annie Ferguson, Deborah and Rudolf Hergenrother, Lorine and VA Taylor, Jo An and Alan Paden,

Supporting -
Doug Allard-R, Joan Williams-R, Carolyn Cogan-R, Carl Hopkins-R+, Ruth Profant-R, Joan Hanna-R, Lynn Baragona,Norma Geyer-R+, Marsha and David Hill-R, Ernestine Horn-R, Dennis and Lynn Kirby-R, Susie Lee-R, Mary Medbury-R, Josephine Millet-R, Jean Perrett-R+, Robin Denny and Michael Powers-R+, Beverly Ruprecht-R, Vicki and Ronald Slocum-R, Janet and Paul Gripp-R, Ellen Hamilton-R, Phil Walker and Cynthia Brock-R, Virginia Turner-R+, Helene and Thomas Phelps-R, Paul Robillard-R, Sam and Lee Alfano-R, Inge and Gert Jeppesen-R, Amy Smith-R+, Dr. Gerald Groff-R, Ishmael and Noemi Buyco-R, Michael Donovan-R, Sue Brogan-R, Cathy Sanders-R, Kathy Lucian-R, Page Hiller-Adams-R, Ed Graper-R+, Stephanie and Dana Carlyle-R, Virginia and Sam Capra-R, Bill Norton-R, Patrick and Betty O^Malley-R, Rebecca Garbett and Ron Garber-R, Max and Shelly Ruston-R, Charles and Margaret Hamilton-R, Thom and Barbara Myall-R, Phillip Glenn, Patricia and John Coppejans-R, John Demourkas-R+, Dean and Vicki Young-R, Phillip Pazich-R, Harriett Phillips-R, DL and RL Gilbertson, Arthur Kennedy-R, Grace Ketterer-R+,  Evelyn Robbins-R, Diana and James Kennett-R+, Eleanor Thomas-R, Janet Mustacich-R, Cora and Pamela Pritchard, Celia and Ron Book-R+, Judith Matson-R, Gordana and Srbislav Zivanovic-R, David and Linda McClure-R,  Marjorie Boyle + 

              Family -
Greg Janee-R, Bruce and Evangeline Andersson, Lee Ann Applebay-R, Jean Blois-R, Charles V. Eckert III-R+, Rebecca and Thomas May-R, Clare Miner-McMahon, Arlene and Robert Stagat-R, Reid and Robin Cederlof-R, Mimi and John Elder-R, Jean Paynter-R, Laura Manuszak-R, Mark and Christine Klopstein-R, Linda Hill-R, Bernadette and Richard Temple-R, Robert Tuler-+, Thomas and P. Cezanne Totton-R, Jim and Doreen Farr-R, Harlene Schwartz-R, Rebecca and Peter Adams-R, Carol Emslie-R, John T and Susan Hanna-+,  Doug and Ann Winter-R, Bruce and Ida Rickborn-R+, Michael T. Bennett-R+, David and Diane Russell-R, Richard and Barbara Main-R,

         Special Thanks to Our Returning Business Sponsors -
John O^Shaughnessy-R, Beachside Bar and Cafe-R, Merlyn Cummings-R, Isla Vista Bookstore-R, Michael Gartzke-R, West Covina Nurseries-R, Dan Condon-R, Eric Little-R,  

      Honor Tree Members -
Colleen Kegg-R, Don Parsons, Ken Knight-R, Shirley Foley

Benefactor -
Lori Roper and Marc Bradley-R, Al Turnbull-R+

Thanks for discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from Pacifica Suites, Camino Real Marketplace, CopyRight, Western Farm Service, San Marcos Growers, Marborg Industries, Kitson Landscape Management, Growing Solutions Restoration Institute, and West Covina Nurseries. 

8. - 2005 Annual Donor Membership Information -
Yes, I want to help Goleta Valley Beautiful^s efforts to beautify and green the Goleta Valley. Here^s my 2005 calendar year membership gift .