Goleta Valley Beautiful News January 2006
NEW OFFICE SITE: 5638 Hollister Suite 200D Goleta CA 93117  Phone: 683-0121 Website; www.goletavalleybeautiful.org


Mailing address PO Box 6756 Goleta CA 93160-6756 GVB cell phone 252-1952, E-mail kennethknight@cox.net
Don^t know much about trees but want to learn more?  Come to our all new Basic Young Tree Care Workshop on Feb 4, with a Project Learning Tree Workshop in the afternoon

  1. GVB Community Service opportunities -
General public welcome, especially jr.high to college students. No experience necessary.  We provide tools, supervised training and refreshments. Please call 252-1952
At least one day in advance to volunteer and receive specific updated instructions about meeting locations, and potential rescheduling due to weather conditions.

Save these dates !

Date & TimeLocationProject
Wed Jan 4 8-11 am  Gol. Valley Jr High Plant 5 street trees in parkways next to sidewalks along Stow canyon Road
Sat Jan 7 8 am – 4 pm S. Turnpike area Install root shields to prepare for future street tree planting in parkways next to sidewalks
Sun Jan 8 1-4 pm Cath. Oaks/ Glen Annie Pruning and maintenance of Honor Trees along bikeway
Wed. Jan 11 8-11 am Camino Real Marketplace Plant 7 street trees in parkways next to sidewalks along Phelps Rd
Sat Jan 149 am - Noon S. Turnpike Area Plant 7 street trees in parkways next to sidewalks. Rain date Sunday Jan 15 1-4 pm
Sat Jan 14- 9 am to noon Winchester Canyon Entry Weeding of entryway and planting of replacements.  E-mail  Kris O^Leary-Hayes at Skohayes1@aol.com to assist with ongoing maintenance.
Sat Jan 14 & 28  9 – 11 am Various locations Contact Don & Judy Nason at 964-0436 to help with litter clean-up crews on the 2nd & 4th Sat
Mon Jan 16 - 9 am to noon Girsh Park – Pacific Oaks Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with the planting of 7 street trees next to the sidewalks along Pacific Oaks Road 
Wed. Jan 18 & 25 -  8-11 am Camino Real Marketplace Plant 7 street trees in parkways next to sidewalks along Storke Rd
Sat Jan 21 & 28 - 9 am - Noon S. Turnpike Area Plant 7 street trees in parkways next to sidewalks. Rain dates Sunday Jan 22 9 – noon, Sunday Jan 29 1-4 pm
Sat Jan 21  - 1-4 pm Los Carneros Park -Depot Annual maintenance of 90 oaks in the Optimist Grove next to the Goleta Train Depot on Los Carneros Road.  Rain date Sunday Jan 22 1-4 pm
Sat Jan 28   1-4 pm Los Carneros Park -Depot Annual maintenance of Honor Trees around Goleta Valley.  Meet in parking lot next to Goleta Train Depot on Los Carneros Road.  Rain date Sunday Jan 29 1-4 pm
Wed. Feb 1 - 8-11 am Camino Real Marketplace Plant 7 street trees in parkways next to sidewalks along Storke Rd
Ongoing graffiti clean-up Various locations Report 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
Ongoing -Develop your own project In your neighborhood Goleta Valley Beautiful will provide resources and expertise to youth groups and service organizations interested in developing tree planting, maintenance, educational and clean-up programs in public areas.  Call 252-1952 to develop a project.
Sat Feb 4    - 8 am - noon Gol. Union Board Room Basic Young Tree Care Workshop II  for tree novices
Sat Feb 4     - 1 – 5 pm Gol. Union Board Room Project Learning Tree Workshop for environmental educators
Sat March 4 - 9 am to 1 pm Girsh Park California Arbor Day Tree Planting and Kiwanis Barbeque
2. GVB Award of the Month
January Residential - 6286 Momouth Avenue, Goleta 93117, residence of Richard Cutner and Anne Azia
December Residential - 5594 Cathedral Oaks, Goleta 93117, residence of Alejandro Mora.
         You can nominate your favorite Goleta Valley Residential property by downloading a nomination form. 

Click here to see and download the nomination form

     For residential properties contact Bonnie Freeman at  683-1878, for all other categories (Multifamily residence, Sustainable Development, Home Owners Association, Preservation of Goleta Valley, Public/Institutional, Open Space, Shopping Center, Commercial Orchard, Open), contact Phebe Mansur at 685-2277 or call 252-1952. Look for articles in the Valley Voice and the SB News Press. 

  3. GVB News Tidbits 
Feb 4 Basic Young Tree Care 2 Workshop - For those of you novices who want to know more about the basics of tree planting and maintenance, we again have enlisted the talents of expert arborists and urban foresters to explain the basics in just one Saturday morning.  We have included all new material from last year^s workshop, which attracted over 80 participants.  The workshop is sponsored by the Central Coast Urban Forest Council and all of the South Coast ^Beautiful^ organizations.  Lunch is included and there is no charge, but you must register in advance.  See the registration flier at the end of this newsletter.  This workshop and the Project Learning Tree workshop require separate registration.
Feb 4 Project Learning Tree Workshop -  In one Saturday afternoon, teachers and environmental educators will learn curriculum-approved methods for incorporating tree and urban forest themed environmental activities into your lesson plans.  Led by trainers from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Channel Islands National Park, participants will be provided extensive lesson plans and activities to try out and take with you.  Lunch is included and there is no charge, but you must register in advance.  See the registration flier at the end of this newsletter.  This workshop and the Basic Young Tree Care 2 Workshop require separate registration.
Goleta Valley Beautiful Insert in January 12 Santa Barbara Independent - Thanks to a Media grant from the Hutton Foundation, the Santa Barbara Independent will be insert a four page ^ad^ about Goleta Valley Beautiful in the Thursday January 12 edition of the Independent.  And thanks to additional contributions by GVB Board members Al Turnbull and David Fainer, it will be in color!  We won^t get a separate printing of the insert, so if you get one of the 40,000 copies of the insert, please hang on to it.  It includes registration for many of our activities planned this year.
Santa Barbara Foundation Awards GVB $10,000 for a part time Volunteer Coordinator/Trainer - The Santa Barbara Foundation awarded GVB $10,000 to initiate a part time Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer in 2006.  We are looking for someone, possibly two people, with an interest in working with our volunteers, and who has an interest and knowledge about teaching others about trees and urban forestry.
UCSB Associated Students Shoreline Preservation Fund awards GVB $500 for 2 intern positions - The UCSB student-funded organization awarded GVB two $250 scholarships for student interns during the fall and winter quarters.  We are looking for someone to continue part time research work from January to April on the project to use General Plans as a means of defining trees as capital assets.  Call 683-0121 for more information. 
California ReLeaf Awards GVB $1000 for ^Heritage Trees-The Next Generation^ Program with Carpinteria Beautiful -  California ReLeaf, a network of organizations like GVB throughout the state, has awarded GVB $1000 to work with Carpinteria Beautiful to create copies of Heritage Trees for planting in public areas.  Tentative plans call for developing copies from the original trees, including Goleta^s Witness Sycamore Tree at the Sizzler Restaurant, and the Sexton Flame Tree at Pacifica Suites.  In Carpinteria, we will be working with the Wardholme Torrey Pine and the Portola Sycamore.  Volunteers needed to help, call 683-0121. 
  2006 Neighborhood Beautification Sites -  In the planning stages are beautification projects for the City of Goleta property near Tecolotito Creek next to Del Norte and Glen Annie Roads as part of October 21, 2006 Make a Difference Day.  Also planned for beautification is a portion of the Kellogg North Open Space along Queen Ann Road and Kellogg on the September 16,2006 Day of Caring.  These projects are still in the early planning stages.  Community support and resources are essential, so your input is appreciated.
Beautify Dos Pueblos High School - The Planning Committee will be meeting on January 9 at 7 in the school library to develop plans for maintenance days and projects with financial incentives for student participation. 
  So long old friends -  Jim Farr has announced he will be leaving his position as Editor of the Valley Voice.  We have appreciated his continuing support of all things Goleta and we will miss his leadership.  Keith Whigham, Devereux^s Counselor who worked so well with the developmentally disabled clients at the Greenhouse and Growing Grounds, completed his last day at the Greenhouse.  He^ll be returning to school but we hope he can come back some day to help out again.
   March 4 California Arbor Day celebration at Girsh Park - Mark your calendars to attend a tree planting at Girsh Park, followed by a Tri-Tip barbeque sponsored by the Suburban Kiwanis.  More details in next month^s newsletter.   Newsletter format - Many of our regular readers were having problems logging onto our website to read the newsletter.  While you can still get the newsletter (and back issues) via our website, we^ll return to sending it by e-mail. 


4. Event results/kudos
GVB Tree Planting and Care last month 
Tree Planting    
TreesSpeciesLocation Date HrsAction
6 Ginkgo Yaple,Kaiser 11/30/05 18 Tree planting
0 Various Evergreen,Brandon 12/3/05 20 Root Shields
6 Elm,Mag.,Pist.,Bris Various 12/7/05 15 Tree planting
0 Various Stonebridge,Kellogg 12/9/05 9 Tree Inventory
8 Pist. Gink., Flame Frances,Walnut Creek 12/14/05 15 Tree Planting
0 Various La Goleta 12/17/05 3 Tree Inventory
6 Flame, Arbutus Evergreen, Brandon 12/21/05 15
5 Flame La Salle 12/26/05 9 Tree Planting
0 Various Winchester Canyon Various 12 Water, weed
0 Various Devereux 7 days 70 Repot, plant
31 Total trees planted na na 186 Volunteer hrs
   Thanks this month to tree workers Armando  and the Work Training Programs Crew, to UCSB Interns Stella Faturos and Jamie Jones for assistance with grant applications and implementation (hope to see them again next term, and to George Ramirez for his help with root shield installation
Neighborhood Cleanups  - The Nasons worked  6 hours and picked up 6 bags on 12/10 and 12 /17 along a trashy section of Hollister and Los Carneros Rd.   Don, Judy and their group do projects on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. GVB will sponsor cleanups with your neighborhood groups at your request, just call 252-1952
  City Park Tree Inventory continues - Volunteers helping with the tree inventories within the City of Goleta include Paul Grayson.  More volunteers needed. 

5. Water Kings and Queens. 
- Anticipated winter rains should make supplemental watering unnecessary in January

6. Welcome New/Renewing donor members -
R designates renewing member .
Thanks to over 50 new donor members joining.  There are still a lot of current members who we would like to hear from.  Time for your first tax deduction of 2006!
  Business Sponsors (send us your 150 word ad and we^ll include in a future newsletter) - Enerpro-R, Patterson/101Allstore-R, Toyota of Santa Barbara-R, Hollman Property Company (Magnolia Shopping Center)-R, Kitson Landscape Management, Inc-R, Michael Gartzke, CPA-R, Santa Cruz Market, Bill^s Tree Care-R, Tierra contracting, Inc.-R, Isla Vista Bookstore-R, West Covina Nursery-R, Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce-R
Honor Tree Members - Beverly Sudman, Joan Hanna-R, Grace Baptist Church, Ken and Nancy Knight-R, R. J. Parker-R, Nicole Clancy, Kim Schizas-R, Robert Simon and Colleen Kegg-R, Claudia Worthen, William Laggren, Tomasita Miller, Karen Robison, Dr. E. R. Mitchell, Pam Swenson
New Family Donor Members - Brent and Sally Kitson, Carol Dorman, John Hurley, Priscilla and Stanton Peale, Pamela and Michael Van Blaricum, Janet and Harvey Wolf,
Renewing Family Donor Members -Celia and Ron Book, Joe and Margaret Connell, Patricia and John Coppejans, Diane and Al Zonana, Gordon and Mary Jo Durenberger, Carol Emslie, David and Patricia Fainer, Laura Funkhouser, Ed Graper, Elizabeth Kilb, Victoria and Ralph Kornahrens, Eric Little, Tami Mason, Helen and Bob McPherrin, Clare Miner-McMahon, Jean Paynter, Bruce and Ida Rickborn, Harlene Schwartz, Bernadette and Richard Temple, Gary Ross and Allison Thomas, Coleen and Len Van Nostrand, Ronal and Diane White, Joe Whitham, Al Turnbull, Greg Janee, Laura Manuszak 
New Supporting Donor Members - Lois and Stanley Abbott, Andreas and Maria Eggendorfer, Mark and Eve Giroux, Anna and Petar Kokotovic, Beverley and Gary Lee Renewing Donor members - Jean Blois, Bill Wallace, Rebecca and Peter Adams, Bonnie Freeman, Mimi and John Elder, Mike Eskenazi, Betty Jeppesen, Diana and James Kennett, Donald and Barbara MacCallum, Josephine Millet, Thom and Barbara Myall, Kenneth and Deborah Pontiflex, Robin Denny and Michael Powers, David and Diane Russell, Max and Shelly Ruston, Beverly Sudman, Eleanor Thomas, Virginia Turner, Doug and Ann Winter, Gordana and Srbislav Zivanovic. 
   New Basic Door Members - Jeff and Bonnie Baker, John and Gail Bowen, Richard Callanan, Madelyn and Wayne Cole, Kathleen and William Crevier, Nancy and Donald Davis, Sharon Donohoe, Janet and Stephen Graham, John Hammerel, Dana and William Noyes, Kathy and Mark Piasecki, Marion Price, Curtis Roads, Katherine and Harlan Shaw, Kathleen Werner, Margaret Chapman, Kathleen Hendrix 
Renewing Basic Donor Members - Sam and Lee Alfano, Joan Bolton, James and Barbara Bonsell, Albert Borgaro, Thelma Bowser, Margie Brown, Scott Bull, Patricia and Edward Cassidy, Dennis and Marsha Cooper, Yvonne Degraw, Shirley Dettman, Tammy Dobrotin, Goleta Valley Historical Society, Janet and Paul Gripp, Dr. Gerald Groff, James and Marianne Henry, Helen Smart, Jera Janzen, Betty Jeppesen, Don Kendig, Arthur Kennedy, Denise Lockhart, Marilyn McKinney Martin, Verle McDougall, Charles and Patricia McPartlin, David and Barbara Meldrum-Taylor, Michael and Rebecca Miller, Sherry Mills, Robert and Joan Muhr, Robert and S. Catherina-Nelson, Bill Norton, Helene and Thomas Phelps, Harriett Phillips, Jerry and Patricia Richards, Evelyn Robbins, Paul Robillard, Katie O^Reilly Rogers, Alan Scholl. Vicki and Ronald Slocum, Haley Soderman, Micki Stern, Frederick Tschech, William Van horn, Connie and Danny Wynn, Doug Allard, Carolyn Cogan, Harry Hagen, Joan Hanna, Joan Williams
New Donor Members- Judith and Burt Bernstein, Gail and Thomas Boehme, David O. Evelyn, Marsha and Richard Johnson, Sally and Johnny Jordan, Judith Loftus and Stanley Klein, Giulia Brofferio and Aaron martin, Mace Matiosian, Ambrosio and Jose Pacheco, Eileen Piatek, Patricia and Russell Redmond, Norma and David Shinoda, Rosemary and Robert Shull, Sonja and Al Todd, Elizabeth Gralewski
Renewing Donor Members-  Linda and Robert Anderson, Kathleen Beh, Mignon Bradley, Patricia and James Breyman, Gordon Dalbey, Joe Doyle, Margaret Fancher, Mary and Charles Fewell, Gerald and Lola Hyde, Robert and Mary Logan, David and Lorene Lynch, Jeanette and Robert Mustacich, Edith and Richard Potier, Nicholas and Sharon Priester, Kenneth and Diane Reyburn, Lydia Swanson, Thomas and P. Cezanne Totton, Janet O^Connor and Jeff Waxman
   Thanks for discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from Pacifica Suites, Camino Real Marketplace, CopyRight, West Covina Nurseries, Devereux of California, Helen McPherin for the snacks, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce for the cabinets and computer (anyone handy with fixing a worn out hard drive?) and all of our business sponsors listed on our website www.goletavalleybeautiful.org.  We appreciate the ongoing coverage of our events in the Santa Barbara News Press, The Santa Barbara Independent, and The Valley Voice.

7. 2006 Annual Donor Membership Information -
Clip here and mail to:
Goleta Valley Beautiful Membership, PO Box 6756, Goleta, CA 93160-6756
Yes, I want to help Goleta Valley Beautiful^s efforts to beautify and green the Goleta Valley. Here^s my 2006 calendar year membership gift of:
___ $35   Basic - includes newsletter and invitations to special events
___ $45   Supporting - Includes a laminated original Goleta Lemon Association label lithograph
___ $65   Family - Includes a GVB Polo-shirt,   or 4 commemorative labels, or 1 Biltmore Stick
___ $125 Business Sponsor - Includes business spotlight in our e-mail newsletter, & family member benefits
___ $190 Honor Tree- Includes membership and a handsome certificate sent to whoever you designate with plaque - Includes membership, a certificate and a plaque at the base of your tree
___ $1000  Benefactor - Includes 2 invitations to each: Annual Banquet, Heritage Tree Tour and Holiday Party + Honor Tree
___ $___  Donations - All contributions and memberships are tax deductible
_______ Service membership - Please contact me about volunteering for the GVB community
Visa/MasterCard number___________________________________
Expiration ____________
Name________________________________________________________
If Business, contact person__________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________
City, State,ZIP___________________________________________________
Phone_______________________________________________________
E-mail (used only for Newsletter/GVB special events)

GVB is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, federal tax id # 23-7392774
Goleta Valley Beautiful  Office: 5638 Hollister Suite 200D Goleta CA 93117  Phone: 683-0121 
Mailing : P. O. Box 6756 Goleta, CA 93160-6756 www.goletavalleybeautiful.org    Cell Phone  252-1952 E-mail kennethknight@cox.net
Board of Directors: Laura Funkhouser-President, Lori Roper -  Vice President, Doug Winter - Secretary, Tami Mason - Treasurer. Board members: Merlyn Cummings, Al Turnbull, Bonnie Freeman, Kristen Amyx, Phebe Mansur, Alan Scholl, David C. Fainer, Jr., Scott Bull, Itai Shelem Executive Director - Ken Knight - Member California ReLeaf Network-
Newsletter funded in part from a California ReLeaf 2005 Urban Forestry Education and Outreach Grant 
Board of Directors meetings at Pacifica Suites, 5490 Hollister Avenue, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on the first Friday of the month. 
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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