Goleta Valley Beautiful E-Mail News - June 2006 



GVB Volunteer Opportunities- Check the link to your left named - "VolunteerCalendar"
Torch Club Volunteers at the Optimist Grove 5/06/06
To sign up for a volunteer activity, send an e-mail to Scott at gvbvolunteer@gmail.org or leave a message at 683-0121
Scheduled June tree care events include our regular Saturday morning events from 9 to noon.   Meet at Fire Station 11 - Parking Lot on Frey Way off Storke  
June 3 -   Elementary and Jr High School site tree replanting, weeding, mulching, pruning 
June 10 - Devereux Greenhouse tree repotting/Winchester Canyon Entryway replanting
June 17 - Replacement tree plantings/greenhouse repottings
June 24 - Honor Tree planting/greenhouse repottings
  June 25 - 5th Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree Tour

Also - Greenhouse young tree care - Monday/Friday mornings - Call 252-1952
         - Tree Inventory, research, data entry, public presentations and special projects by appointment - Call 252-1952
         - Litter pickup 2nd and 4th Saturdays - Call Don and Judy Nason 964-4895 for locations and times
         - Graffiti removal and reporting - Call Ed Graper 964-7117, edgraper@yahoo.com

5th Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree Tour - Sunday June 25, 1 to 5 pm - New sites! New Guides! 
We^ve added the historic Dos Pueblos Ranch and Doty Ranch properties to our program this year, while keeping Randy Baldwin^s  popular tour of his private gardens at San Marcos Growers.   Our new expert tour guides this year are City of Goleta Arborist Bill Millar and former City of Santa Barbara Arborist David Gress, who was also a past president of Goleta Valley Beautiful.    You can always go visit public places on your own with our self-guided Heritage Tree Tour GuideHeritageTreeTour link to your left, but we also visit private locations on the bus tour.    To make an advance reservation for one of the coveted 45 seats, call 683-0121. Goleta Valley Beautiful members get a $10 discount off the $45 bus tour cost.   A forest of Moreton Bay Fig Trees at the Dos Pueblos Ranch

32nd Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction a sellout success!
 Master of Ceremonies Larry Crandell, Assemblyman Pedro Nava, Goleta Mayor Jonny Wallis, and Councilmembers Margaret Connell (all ongoing GVB donor member supporters) were among the dignitaries on hand to give and receive awards at our May 20th banquet.  Award winners and sponsors will be listed on our website.  We also thank those providing additional donation pledges to help meet a $10,000 operating deficit.   To make an additional year end contribution (our fiscal year ends July 31), use the membership donation form on this website link to your left - Membership

      June Goleta Valley Beautiful Residential Award - 7631 Evergreen Dr Check out a photo and description after June 3 at the link Award-Residential
 Nominate your favorite residential property by contacting Bonnie Freeman at 683-1878, for all other categories (Multifamily residence, Commercial, Firescape, Sustainable Development, Home Owners Association, Preservation of the Goleta Valley, Public/Institutional, Open Space, Shopping Center, Commercial Orchard, Open), contact Phebe Mansur at 685-2277 or call 683-0121. Look for articles on monthly awards in the Valley Voice and the SB News Press 

Do I need a Treegator (Portable Tree Irrigator) and what do I do with it?  If your tree does not get regular water through an irrigation system, our volunteers have installed Treegators (portable tree irrigators) on most of the trees we have planted this past year and last.  Usually in June there are many overcast days, so Treegators only need to be filled once with 20 gallons of water via a garden hose every two weeks.     But for those of you who may find a green treegator bag around your tree and not know what to do,  or if your hose isn^t long enough, please leave a message at 683-0121 and we^ll get back to you with instructions, or visit   http://www.treegator.com/ on the web. 

Order your Honor Tree for Father^s Day/Birthdays/Graduations/Remembrances You can give a gift of love that will last for generations with the gift of an Honor Tree for someone you love.  Honor trees come with a plaque naming the honored one, and a handsome certificate.  To order your tree, use the form on our website at the link Honor Tree to your left.

   May 2006 GVB accomplishments/Kudos

Goleta Valley Beautiful volunteers contributed over 142 hours in 21 tree care events at the Optimist Grove, Devereux Greenhouse, Dos Pueblos High, as well as testifying at Goleta and Santa Barbara county planning meetings and helping at our Annual Banquet. Our litter control volunteers (yea Greg!) toiled for 19 hours collecting 12 1/2 bags of trash from our roadways. 

        See more photos at the link VolunteerProjectPhotos

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