GoletaValley Beautiful News-May2009

GVB Volunteer Opportunities-RSVP: 685-7910 or day of event: 252-1952.

Sat.May 2nd,9 am to Noon - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouseand Growing Grounds. Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus. Call for directions 685-7910.

Sat.May 2nd,1 to 4 pm- Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds. Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus. Call for directions 685-7910.

Sun. May 3rd, 12:30 to 3:30 pm - Annual GVB BBQ - Stow House Garden

Sat.May 9th,9 am to Noon- Young tree care at Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Dr. Meet by the Distinguished School Sign in the Faculty Parking Lot. All work from ground level. Tools, refreshments and expert trainingprovided.

Sat. May 9th, 1 to 4 pm - Isla Vista Youth ProjectsTree planting and landscaping. Meet at 6842 Phelps Rd, Goleta. All work from ground level. Tools, refreshments and expert trainingprovided. RSVP 685-7910

Sat. May 16th, 9 am to Noon -PROJECT LOCATION CHANGE Young tree care. Meet at UCSB Central Stores Parking Lot 37 on Mesa Road. Alltools, refreshments and expert trainingprovided.

Sat. May 23rd - No Projects - Memorial Day Weekend

Sat.May30,9 am to Noon -PROJECT LOCATION CHANGE3965 Via Lucero, Santa Barbara (off La Cumbre Road north of State St.) Tree Planting and landscaping at Habitat for Humanity site. Tools, refreshments and expert training provided. RSVP 685-7910

Sat.May30,1 to 4 pm-PROJECT LOCATION CHANGE - Meet at corner of Los Carneros Rd and Covington Way.Tree care for Goleta street trees. RSVP685-7910.

Sat.June 6th,9 am to Noon - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds. Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus. Call for directions 685-7910.

Sat.June 13th,9 am to Noon - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds. Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus. Call for directions 685-7910.

Sat.June 20,9 am to Noon - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds. Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus. Call for directions 685-7910.

Sat. June 27th-no project

-Devereux Greenhouse/Growing Groundstree nursery care - EveryFriday, 9 to noonand by appointment- Call 685-7910

-Litter pickup2nd and 4thSat.-Call Don and Judy Nason 964-4895

-Graffiti removal and reporting - Call Ed Graper 964-7117,edgraper@yahoo.com

-Monthly Goleta ValleyBeautiful award nominations - Call685-7910

-Additional GVB ongoing indoor/outdoor volunteer community service activities, call 685-7910

UPCOMING GVB EVENTS

May 27th - DATE CHANGE - Annual Advisory Council meeting changed from May 20 to Wednesday, May 27th at 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. Meeting location to be announced.

June 21st- 8th Annual Heritage Tree Tour -12-5 pm.Ticketsavailable from anyGVB Board member or call 685-7910

Community BBQ & Awards at May 3rd Event

GVB is going outdoors to the Stow Gardens for the 35th annual event on Sunday afternoon, May 3, from 12;30 to 3:30 pm. Come and relax in the historic surroundings of La Patera Ranch, with music by DJMel Hueston, dancing and a Woody's barbeque.

Tickets are $25 for GVB members, $30 for non-members and only $10 for all students. Children under 5 are free, so bring the family. Please make your reservations by Thursday, April 30th, as we can't guarantee you'll get a lunch if you reserve after that date. Reservations are available by downloading the flier/reservation form from our websitewww.goletavalleybeautiful.organd send it to GVB, PO Box 6756, Goleta, CA 93160. For questions, call 685-7910.

Tours of the garden will be available, along with dance performances by Reina del mar. Along with the great food and entertainment by Berzerkus, local businesses have once again supported GVB for a wide ranging Silent Auction.Here are the annual Award winners for 2009:

Single Family Residential - 6570 Covington Way

Multiple Family Residential - 6671& 6661 Berkshire Terrace

Public - Small - 4973 Hollister Avenue, Girls, Inc.

Public - Large - Henley Gate - UCSB

Public Space - Armitos Park, City of Goleta

Commercial/Office - 420 S. Fairview Avenue

Orchard - Schulte Orchards

Sustainable Design - 6282 Covington Way

Preservation of Goleta Valley Heritage - 1122 N. Patterson Avenue

Open category - Al Turnbull Grove, Lake Los Carneros Preserve

Golden Shovel GVB Volunteer of the Year - Phebe Mansur

May Residential Award - 4640 Mint Lane, 93110, Paige and John Shields,owners

Homeowners Paige & John Shields wanted more than a rose garden for their front yard at 4640 Mint Lane, so they transformed a nice yard into anoutdoor living room. They teamed with Carol Ordney of Harmony Landscapes to create a garden park that incorporatedareasforplay,entertaining and visual enjoyment. With over 45 varieties of succulent & desert plants, the Shields' front yard is low maintenance, as well as child friendly, providing hideouts in tall grass and boulders for climbing. The many varieties of Aloe, including Aloe Johnson Hybrids, provide texture and color, along with plantings of Aeonium, featuring the locally named "Alice Keck Park". Bunches of Muhlenbergia lind heimeri grass and groupings of Crassula capitella "campfire" add height. The bright blue wall that encompasses the garden has a curve and slope that matches the modern lines of the home and is a fun place for their son and his friends to roll their toy cars. Another feature, unique to this living space, is the sparkling concrete aggregate pathway seeded with multicolored recycled glass that leads from the driveway to their front door and into the garden. While the majority of the planting was completed by Cicelio Landscaping in 2007, the Shields family continues to add new features to their garden,including small statues of lizards & rabbits, a cast iron ant, and even a few new carefully selected plants to add to the creative and frivolous nature of their neighborly garden. Goleta valley Beautiful is proud to recognize the Shields' home as the May Residential Award recipient.

City Celebrates Tree City Award with Arbor Day FlagRaising

Goleta City Arborist Bill Millar and Maintenance Worker John shieldsraise the Tree City USA flag at the Stow Park flag pole. The ceremony took place on the last Friday of April, the traditionalnational Arbor Day celebration date. This event marks the second of what we hope will many years of qualifying for the Tree City USA award.

See website for additional photoswww.goletavalleybeautiful.org

AprilEventsSummary-Thanks to all the volunteergroupsinvolved

DateEvent Volunteers Service Hours Trees Planted Trees Maintained

4/2/09UCSB Recycle Center5 15 20 0

4/4/09 AMIV Schools & City Trees 4 14 0 25

4/4/09 PMMesa Rd (E. Storke) 6 17 0 50

4/11/09 AMDos Pueblos High 38 113 0 20

4/11/09 PMCalle Real/Winchester Cyn 6 16 0 75

4/17/09 PMUCSB Fruit Trees 4 4 0 4

4/18/09 AMHollister Ave #1 7 21 0 11

4/18/09 PM Los Carneros Interchange 3 9 0 14 0

4/25/09 AMDevereux Greenhouse 13 39 0 0

4/25/09 PMSan Marcos High 22 66 0 40

Totals 74 300 20 340

-The GVB/Cambridge Community Church litter collection crews provided39.5service hours collecting15.5 thirty-three gallon garbage bags of roadside trash inApril, for a 2009 cumulative total of108.5 hours and45bags of trash. Welcome to new trash crews from Villa Esperanza.

-Volunteer groups participating included:Dos Pueblos high parents and staff, Leadership Dos Pueblos, Beautify Dos Pueblos,Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Delta Chi, Delta theta, PathPoint, UCSB Eucalyptus Grove Recycling & Reuse Center, UCSB Career Services, UCSB Honors Program, Alpha Phi Alpha, IV Recreation & Park District, Winchester Canyon Homeowners, UCSB Garden Club, Black Student Union and EAB.

-Sponsors for these February events included: UCSB Coastal Fund, Goleta Union School District, City of Goleta, Green Park Foundation, GreenWorks!, the Alliance for Community Trees/Home Depot foundation, the California UrbanForest Council, West Covina Nursery, San Marcos Growers, Western Farm Service (now known as Crop Production Services), Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery Division, Devereux of Santa Barbara, Beautify DP, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara School District,2nd District Supervisors Office, Neighborhood Defense League of California, City of Goleta Community Services Department, and hundreds of GVB donor members.

Dealing with Trees in a Challenging Economy

Check our websitewww.goletavalleybeautiful.orgin the Education section for a complete version of thearticle by consulting Arborist Bill Spiewak written specially for homeowners in the Goleta Valley. Bill provides information about how to make informed tree care decisions that are fiscally prudent.

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