California ReLeaf
Central coast Region Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
California Releaf-Educational and Outreach 2005
California ReLeaf - Network Exchange 2006
CDF - Leaf-It-To-Us
CDF - Proposition 12
City of Goleta Community Project
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Marborg Industries
Marc Bradley & Lori Roper
Mid State Bank and Trust
Santa Barbara Foundation
Al Turnbull
Wells Fargo
UCSB Associated Students Shoreline Preservation Fund

Business Sponsors

Santa Cruz Market
Bella Vista Windows
Bennett, Michael T
Bill^s Tree Care
Bishop Ranch 2000, LLC
Community West Bank
Cox Communications
Cummings -Realtor, Merlyn
Downing, Jim and Marguerite
Eckert III, Charles V.
Embarcadero Company
Goleta Building Materials
Graham Chevrolet
Holien, David-Bartlett Tree Expers
Hollman Property Conpany
Isla Vista Bookstore
Kitson Landscape Management, Inc.
Marborg Industries, Inc
Michael Gartzke, CPA
Mid State Bank and Trust
Patterson/101 Allstore
South coast Inn
Tierra Contracting, Inc
Toyota of Santa Barbara
Western Farm Service

2006 Honor Tree Donor

Knight, Ken & Nancy
Parker, R.J.
Clancy, Nicole
Schizas, Kim
Kegg, Robert Simon & Colleen
Grace Baptist Church
Hanna, Joan
Worthen, Claudia
Laggren, William & Elizabeth
Miller, Tomasita
Robison, Karen & Dennis
Mitchell, Dr. E.R. & Sandra
Swenson, Pam & Edward
Malloy, Elizabeth
Thompson Naylor Architects
As of February 10, 2006

2006 Silent Auction Donors

Bonnie Freeman
El Capitan Canyon Resort
Gina^s Pizza& Pastaria
Fairview Gardens
Holiday Inn SB/Goleta
S.B. Zoo
SB Maritime Museum Family Membership
Noah^s Ark Vet Clinic
West Covina Nursery
Segway of SB
Blenders in the Grass
Kitson Landscape Mgmt.
Western Farm Service Goleta
The Chocolate Gallery
Best Western South Coast Inn
Cox Cable
Bonnie Freeman
The Elephant Bar
Goleta Floral
Ken Knight - Honor Tree
Goleta Valley Historical Society
Goleta Valley Paint
Hidden Oaks Golf Club
Lucas & Llewellyn Vineyards
Michelle Bradley Unique Handmade Jewelry
Ramada Limited
SB Olive Company
Tami Mason
The Roper-Bradleys
The Roper-Bradleys
Tri-Valley Trophies
Zodos Bowling & Beyond
Goleta Valley Historical Society
Sizzler Restaurant
Adrienne^s Specialty Crackers
Island Seed & Feed
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Heritage House Cookie Jars
Dana^s (Custom) Cookie Kitchen
Anonymous donor
Isla Vista Bookstore
Ocean Meadows Golf Club
Orchard Supply Hardware
Patterson Plus Allstore
P.J.^s Hallmark
Taco Bell, Fairview Store #9496
S.B. Botanic Gardens
S.B. Nissan
Airport Animal Hospital
Beachside Bar-Cafe
Doug Knapp Nursery
Goleta Building Materials
Goleta Jewelers
Land Shark Tours
Metropolitan Theatres
Ocean Meadows Golf Club
Pacifica Suites
Twin Lakes Golf Club
Goleta Valley Beautiful - Heritage Tree Tour
Trader Joe^s Store #110
San Marcos Growers
Santa Barbara Elks Lodge
Santa Barbara Flight Academy

As of May 16, 2006

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Goleta Valley Beautiful E-Mail News -January 2007


    GVB Volunteer Opportunities-GVB Office and message phone number 685-7910
  1. SaturdayMorning Tree Plantings 9 am to noon
  2. January 6 -Dos Pueblos HighSchool, 7266 AlamedaDr
  3. anuary 13 - Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Rd (Rain date Jan. 20)
  4. January20 - Tree maintenance, meet at Fire Station 11 parking lot ((Frey Way at Storke Rd)
  5. January 27 - San Marcos High School, 4750 Hollister Avenue
  6. February 3 - Pruning Workshop - Sign up to become a Certified Citizen Pruner
  7. Wednesday morning County Park tree plantings, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 9 to noon - call685-7910 for locations
  8. Greenhouse/Growing Groundsyoung tree care - Mon/Fri9 am to Noon- Call 685-7910
  9. Litter pickup2nd and 4thSat.-Call Don and Judy Nason 964-4895
  10. Graffiti removal and reporting - Call Ed Graper 964-7117,
  11. Monthly Goleta Valley Beautiful award nominations - Call Bonnie Freeman 683-1878 or Phebe Mansur 685-2277
  12. Additional GVB ongoing volunteer community service activities, call 685-7910

Western Farm Service employees donate their labor to help grow GVB public trees
For the second year in a row, the Goleta office of Western Farm Service chose Goleta Valley Beautiful as the recipient of its annual community service program. In order to allow continuing operations at their 35 South Kellogg location, twelve Western Farm Service employees worked in shifts over three different days in November/December contributing 36 service hours. The Western Service employees assisted Goleta Valley Beautiful’s public tree growing operations at the Devereux Greenhouse where over 1000 trees are being prepared for public sites in the Goleta Valley. Among their accomplishments were planting 150 acorns in squirrel-proof containers, removing weeds on the growing grounds, repotting 60 native Coast Live Oak trees into larger containers, preparing 100 new 15 gallon containers for planting, and moving 355 15 gallon plants to allow cleaning and inventory.
To sign up for a volunteer activity, send an e-mailScottor leave a message at 685-7910.
Also Click here to see the calendar

Thanks for your membership support-your check/membership cardis your receipt! Thanks to over 200 renewing GVB members and business sponsors for renewing your membership support by January 1. In an effort to keep our costs down, we will only send out additional membership receipts to those who request them. Otherwise the membership card that came with your renewal, or your check/credit card slipis your receipt.Business sponsors may also contact us to request a highlight on our website. We^ll be updating our website with a list of members and sponsors as information becomes available.
Forthose who still need to renew, you can now use our website to renew your membership online using a secure PayPal system.

JanuaryTree Plantings atDP, San Marcos and IVschools
Dos Pueblos and San Marcos Schools will have their monthly tree planting events on January 6 and 27 respectively. Dos Pueblos will plant more oak tree along CathedralOaks Roadand Alameda, whileSan Marcos Highwill receive another ten treeson the east side of the campus. Isla Vista Elementary will receive up to 45 trees on January 13.Call 685-7910 to join in.

DecemberGVB/Rotary Holiday DecorationsAward 270 Redwood Way
Goleta Valley Beautiful teamed up with Goleta Rotary and theGoleta Teen of the Year to recognize the 2006 Holiday Decorations award winner at 270 Redwood Way. Owners Stabile and Williams created a visual feast of lights starting at the rooftop and down to the sidewalk. Judging was by the Goleta Teens who were competing fro the Rotary^s Annual Teen of the Year award. They toured Goleta in search of the most awesomely decorated house and awarded a $50 prize to the owners. There were are spectacular decorations at 240 Old Ranch road, 257 Saratoga, 7798 Paxton Ct., 6236 Cathedral Oaks, 4943 la Ramada, 4913 Inwood and a block long display on Kodiak.
You can nominate your favorite Goleta Valley Residential property by downloading a nomination form from the website at www.goletavalleybeautiful.orgor by contactingBonnie 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 685-7910.

Dry weather projected to continue Water Kings and Queens, please keep watering
Due to the dry weather, we are asking all residents with new trees to give thema deep watering once or twice in January. If you have Treegators, please fill them up as we are not removing them until we have a good soaking rain of 1/2 inch or more. If you would like to help us water trees inJanuary that would normally have been watered by rainfall, please call 685-7910

GVB/Central Coast Urban Forest Council Feb 3 Citizen Pruner Workshop will train and certify volunteers
GVB is teaming with the Central Coast Urban Forest Council to produce a Citizen Pruner Workshop on Saturday Feb. 3rd at the Goleta Union School District Board Room, 401 N. Fairview Ave. Certified Arborists Dougal House Jr., Dan Condon, Ken Knight and other experienced trainers will conduct a 4-hour classroom trainingfollowed by an in-the-fieldpracticum..Attendees who successfully pass the open book test and field practice will be certified to prune GVB planted public trees. Limited enrollment is open to anyone with an interest in trees and a willingness to assist in public tree care. The workshop and course materialswill be provided free of charge, but enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. CEU^s available. Enrollment forms are available by e-mailing ,, and begining Jan. 6 on the website.

Project Learning Tree Workshop - Jan 19/20 -Goleta Union School District Board Room
GVB is helping sponsor a Project Learning Tree Workshop on late Fri. afternoon Jan. 19 and Sat. morning Jan. 20 at the Goleta Union School District Board Room, 401 N. Fairview Ave. State instructors will be conducting a workshop training in the latest Project Learning Tree materials with numerous lesson plans for teaching required environmental curriculum with a tree-related theme. Elementary and high school teachers (this counts as a professional development workshop)and anyone who will lead or help sponsor a workshop are invited to attend. Register for this no cost training by contacting the PLT Coordinator at (916) 653-7958 or e-mail

December2006 GVB accomplishments/Kudos Four Carpinteria Beautiful volunteers in the far left photo above donated 10 hours at the Greenhouseto repot and care for their Heritage trees. Steve and Kris Hayes rest in the middle photo after they and 2 others spent 12 hours helping plant 25 new plants at Winchester Commons. The far right photo shows our Work Training Programs crew planting some of the 8 trees they installed along Tabano Hollow bikeway.Even with holiday times, we planted 51 trees including 10 at San Marcos High(51 hours),23 at Dos Pueblos High (167 hours).The Nasonlitter crew picked up 10 bags of roadside trash that couldn^t be reached by street sweepers with14 volunteer service hours. Greenhouse volunteers Stacia and Adranstartedone hundred and fifty new trees at the Greenhousein12 volunteer hours.And Interns Juliette and Iara concluded crunching numbers for a tree research project.See more photos at Click here to go to the photos We^re also still looking for donations of juices and packaged snacks for volunteers, as well asa used McLeod (heavy duty rake/hoe)or two. And thanks to County Supervisor Susan Rose for her farewell recognition of Goleta Valley Beautiful with a Neighborhood Spirit Award.
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