Goleta Valley Beautiful
News - October 2009
is NeighborWoods month - Check Volunteer
Calendarfor tree planting
and care events.
Photo by Dos Pueblos High School photographer Hana
NEWS HEADLINES - STORIES BELOW
- Merlyn and Al - First Time Investors
- NeighborWoods Month/Volunteer Events
- Free City of Goleta Street Trees Sponsored By California
- September Newsbriefs
- GVB Interns
Merlyn and Al - First Time Investors
For the first
time in the history of Goleta Valley Beautiful, two long-time Board members
have formally bequeathed a portion of their estate to Goleta Valley
Beautiful. Board members Merlyn and Cummings and Al Turnbull have
invested in the long-term future mission of Goleta Valley Beautiful. This
is a ultimate belief in the ability of GVB to plant for tomorrow. As the
old adage goes "a society is judged truly great when old men plant trees
whose shade they know they will never sit in".
You too can
bequest a portion of your estate to Goleta Valley Beautiful. The portion
can either be an amount that you tell us or a percentage. Sample language
for your bequest is stated below.
hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Goleta Valley beautiful of Goleta,
California, a not-for profit California charitable corporation, the sum of
$____________ (or the following described property or securities), to be
used in such manner as its Board of Directors deems best to carry out its work
and effect its purposes".
similar language, the donor can make a charitable bequest of a percentage of an
estate, or all the remainder of the donor's estate after other specific
bequests have been made. Donors may also designate a bequest for a
special purpose or establish a names memorial fund.
estate tax and inheritance tax advantages of a charitable bequest can be
significant. All estate assets given to the charity are fully deductible.
Please contact us ad 685-7910 to learn more about how you can invest in Goleta
Valley Beautiful through estate planning.
NeighborWoods Month/Volunteer Opportunities
needed, all tools provided. All volunteer opportunites are supervised by
experienced Certified Arborists. Families welcome as long as adults are present
to supervise their children. Please RSVP at 685-7910 to confirm your
attendance. Community service credits available for all activities, bring
your forms to the volunteer event.
- Sat. Oct 3 , 9 am - Noon -
Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds .
Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus. RSVP
and Call for directions 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 3 1
pm - 4 pm - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and
Growing Grounds . Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux
Campus. RSVP and Call for directions 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 10 9 am to
Noon - UCSB Tree Planting and Care . Meet
at UCSB Central Stores parking lot #37 on Mesa Rd. RSVP and
call for directions 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 10 , 1 pm
- 4 pm - Street Tree Planting . Meet
at Calle real and St. Charles Place . RSVP
and Call for directions 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 17 - 9 am - Noon -
Dos Pueblos High School . Meet at 7266 Alameda Drive.
- Sat. Oct 17 - 1 pm
- 4 pm - Tree Planting. Meet at Devereux Greenhouse and growing
Grounds, 6980 Falberg Dr. RSVP and call for directions 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 24 - 9 am
- Noon - NeighborWoods Event . Meet
at Positano Apartments, 11 Camino de Vida, off Turnpike, next
to Highway 101. RSVP 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 24 - 1 pm
to 4 pm - NeighborWoods Event . Meet
at Positano Apartments, 11 Camino de Vida, off Turnpike . RSVP
- Wed. Oct 28 - 9 am - Noon - Street Tree
Planting. Meet at Devereux Greenhouse and growing
Grounds, 6980 Falberg Dr. RSVP and call for directions 685-7910
- Sat. Oct 31 - 9am - Noon - tree Planting and care. Meet at Devereux
Greenhouse and growing Grounds, 6980 Falberg Dr. RSVP and call for
- Sat. Oct 31 - 1 pm to 4 pm- tree Planting and care. Meet at
Devereux Greenhouse and growing Grounds, 6980 Falberg Dr. RSVP and call
for directions 685-7910
- Greenhouse - variable hours
in October - call us to see when we are there - we can make a
special weekday trip if you give us a couple of hours notice
- Roadside trash collection
in the Goleta area, 2nd and 4th Saturdays from
August through October, and 1st and 3rd Saturdays in November
and December. Trash grabbers and bags provided. Call Don and
Judy Nason 964-4895 to RSVP
- Call 964-7117 to
participate in graffiti removal and to report incidents in your area.
- Goleta Valley Beautiful award nominations -
Call 685-7910 . We'll accumulate the nominations for
the annual awards. Call us if you are interested in contacting owners
and writing descriptions of properties.
Street Tree Program
City of Goleta Residents Sponsored by California
GVB volunteers recently planted trees at St.
Charles Place median and LaSalle Dr. Volunteers will be planting
street trees on Ancona Avenue and St. Charles Place in a few weeks. Your street could be next!
GVB is taking orders to plant one of the following allowed species in your
parkway at no cost to you if you qualify; Australian Willow, Arbutus, Chinese
pistache, Chinese Flame, Cape Chestnut, or Ginkgo . Unfortunately we
have been unable to secure Chinese Parasol trees as no nurseries are currently
We have to take
into consideration city requirements for the location of
driveways, utility lines above and below ground, street lights, fire hydrants
and distance to intersections. Even if you once had a tree in a location
is no guarantee that you would be allowed to replant a new tree in the same
place. We also get encroachment permits from the City, call Underground
alert to find out what is under ground, and install root shields (they are
really diverters) where needed.
Give us a call at
685-7910 and well come check your property to see if you qualify. Aside
from City requirements, the only other requirement is that you agree to water
the tree once a week during extended dry periods over the next two years while
the tree is getting acclimated.
Free trees and
treegators - Goleta Valley Beautiful offers a free treegator (portable tree
irrigator) upon request from any GVB donor member for the care of their
trees. Treegators hold 20 gallons of water and it is a convenient way to
put the correct amount of water on your trees each week. GVB also
offers to our members a variety of native trees including coast valley and live
oaks, alders, cottonwoods, sycamores and other assorted trees. Call us
for further information at 685-7910.
September NEWS Briefs
Board positions filled - we will announcing three new board
members in next month's newsletter. Stay tuned.
Kitson landscape Management for the use of their 1000 gallon water
trailer. We used it again on September and October to
water the 140 trees we planted at the Southbound 101 Los Carneros
Interchange off ramp.
- The new
chipper at the Devereux Greenhouse sponsored by the UCSB Coastal Fund made a
small of compost-to-be out of a huge pile of green waste materials.
- Thanks to
the Christ Lutheran Church at 6595 Covington Way for allowing us to use their
water to temporarily irrigate the new trees allow Los Carneros Road. We
appreciate their generosity.
- Thom and
Doug have just completed the first repairs to the Stagecoach signs.
Volunteers are needed to monitor and repair the 56 Stagecoach signs installed
almost ten years ago by a coalition of local groups including GVB. Wells
Fargo is supporting the cost of doing maintenance to provide addition support
to the wooden posts. Call 685-7910 to participate.
- Website updates- Check www.goletavalleybeautiful.org to
see archived copies of photos from past projects dating back to 2000. A
new website oriented to urban forests in the greater Santa Barbara County
region is being developed at www.caufc.org,
and specifically http://www.caufc.org/Regional%20Councils to
learn more about the Central Coast Region Urban Forest Council.
See website for
additional photos www.goletavalleybeautiful.org
Date Event Volunteers
Service Hours Trees Planted Trees Maintained
AM Greenhouse -2-5-0 -0
9/12/09 AM St
Charles Place -3-10-3 -0
9/12/09 PM Greenhouse - 3-10 -0-0
9/19/09 AM Day of Caring - DP -246-956-29-57
PM Day of Caring - Devereux -40-120 - 0- 0
9/19/09 AM Day
of Caring - Goleta Valley JH -27-83-1 -7
9/19/09 PM La
Salle -3 - 10-1- 4
9/26/ 09 AM San
Marcos HS - 57- 74-15- 0
PM Greenhouse -2 -6 -0 - 0
Totals = = = =383 = 1274 = 49 = 68
GVB/Cambridge Community Church litter collection crews
provided 17 service hours collecting 7 thirty-three gallon
garbage bags of roadside trash in July, for a 2009 cumulative total
of 203 hours and 86.5 bags of trash.
participating included: UCSB Honors Program, Santa
Barbara County Resource Recovery and Waste Division, San Marcos High and Dos
Pueblos High School.
for these events included: UCSB Coastal Fund, City of Goleta, Green Park
Foundation, GreenWorks!, the Alliance for Community Trees /Home Depot
foundation, Devereux of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Foundation, Goleta Home Depot , Santa Barbara
County Hhabitat for Humanity and Santa Barbara Beautiful. and
hundreds of GVB donor members.
A Bumper Crop of Fall Interns
interns sponsored by the UCSB Coastal Fund include Tyler Markowitz, Chelsea
Atwater, Adrienne Gembala, Gabrielle Ponce, Christina Morelli, Ashley Fu,
Bridgette Arndell, Jodi Walters and Leah Schulman.
Our Urban Forest
Management Plan interns include Cristina Cook, Mauricio Perez, Cassie Roth, Amy
Linn and Kyle Knoeble.
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those who have supported our Stewards of Goleta Valley fundraising campaign.
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