Goleta Valley Beautiful News -    March 2010    

 


Celebrate California Arbor Week (March 7-14 ) by registering to have a street tree planted in your parkway at no charge!  Details below.


     

GVB NEWS HEADLINES - STORIES BELOW     

  • Free street trees available through economic stimulus funding
  • March Volunteer Calendar  -   
  • Goleta Valley Beautiful News briefs
  • March  Award   
  • Volunteers exceed 100 weekly for the last 6 weeks

Free Street Trees avaiable through economic stimulus funding

 

      On March 1st, California ReLeaf announced that Goleta Valley Beautiful received a $100,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Grant. The grant will allow Goleta Valley Beautiful to hire the California Conservation Corps to provide urban forestry training to about 10 people between the ages of 18 and 24.  The project will result in the planting and care of 271 native/Mediterranean trees of 16 different species on vacant planting sites within the City of Goleta, City of Santa Barbara (Airport), Goleta Union School District and Santa Barbara Secondary School District schools in the Goleta Valley.  The project also includes installation of root shields where required, watering and maintenance of trees at difficult to access sites till the end of the two year grant so that trees can become established. 

 

      Goleta Valley residents can register with Goleta Valley Beautiful to determine if their parkway site (the unpaved area between the sidewalk and the curb) qualifies under local municipal ordinances as a street tree site.  The property owner will be asked to water and monitor the tree for the first two years of its establishment.  For more information, please contact Goleta Valley beautiful at 685-7910.    


 

 

 

March GVB Award 268 North La Patera Lane 

 

A Spanish Mediterranean home at 268 North La Patera Lane has won the Goleta Valley Beautiful award for March. This remodeled home across from Lake Los Carneros, was selected for its unique and artful blend of tropical and South African foliage - - creating an exotic get-a-way in Goleta North.

 

Owners Sandy and Keane Roberts (a graphic designer) worked with landscape designer, Donna Lynn and their professional gardeners to dramatically transform their common yard into a tropical paradise.

The homes sub-tropical appearance was achieved with a majority of plantings chosen based on their color palette (pinks, oranges, purples and blues) as well as texture and fragrance. A fawn-colored flagstone path, and tall ceramic pots planted with Flax and seasonal color provide a welcoming entrance.

 

Grewia vines or the Lavendar Star Flower from South Africa blanket   blanket the face of the house.  In the garden you will also find Brugmansia or Angels Trumpet; Kniphofia or Orange Flame; Coleonema, orSunset Gold; Agapanthus, or Elaine; Australian Tree Ferns and Clevias.

 

 

To nominate a property for a Goleta Valley Beautiful award, contact Marvin Faucett at 967-3001,  Lesley Masuda at 696-6519 or GVB at 685-7910.  Nominations for monthly awards are accepted at any time .  Annual award nominations  have now closed.  Annual award presentations will occur at our  May 2, 2010  36th Annual Awards  Event at the Stow House Gardens.  Call us if you are interested in  helping us  identify properties,  contact owners,   and write descriptions of properties  for publication .        


    

March 2010 Volunteer Calendar    

No experience needed, all tools provided. All volunteer opportunities 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.  

NOTE: Volunteers wishing to qualify for a free ticket to Disneyland under the Give a Day Get a Day Program must first register with the Disney program and complete a follow-up  registration through the Hands On Network.  Goleta Valley Beautiful is only responsible for verifying that a volunteer has attended a community service activity.  Due to a technical mix-up in Goleta Valley beautiful registering with Disney, Volunteers age 17 and under do not qualify for a Disney ticket by attending a GVB volunteer event.  Nevertheless, volunteers under 17 are welcome to attend all GVB community service events.

 

Tree Care   

 

Sat. March 6, 9 AM to Noon - Al Turnbull/Del Norte Oak Grove. Al Turnbull Grove, Lake Los Carneros Park, next to the Goleta Railroad Depot, 300 N. Los Carneros Road.     Learn how to professionally prune young trees under the guidance of experienced certified arborists.  No experience needed, all tools provided, all work done from the ground.  RSVP 685-7910.

 

Sat.   March 6, 1 pm to 4 pm - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds .Caring for 2000 young trees.  Typical tasks involve planting acorns and seedlings for the next generation of oaks, pruning, irrigation maintenance, mulch and compost preparation, and repotting .  Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus.   RSVP and Call for directions 685-7910 Sat.

 

Sat.   March 13, 9 am to Noon Dos Pueblos High, meet at 7266 Alameda Faculty Parking Lot by the Distinguished School Sign.    Learn how to professionally prune young trees under the guidance of experienced, certified arborists. No experience needed, all tools provided, all work done from the ground. RSVP 685-7910

 

Sat. March 13, 1 pm to 4 pm - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds. Caring for 2000 young trees.  Typical tasks involve planting acorns and seedlings for the next generation of oaks, pruning, irrigation maintenance, mulch and compost preparation, and repotting . Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus.   RSVP and Call for directions 685-7910  

 

Sat.  March 20 , 9 am to Noon   Hollister #1.   Maintenance of Hollister Avenue Beautification and Anti-Graffiti Project #1 Meet at Girls Inc parking lot, 4973 Hollister. RSVP to 685-7910.

 

Sat.  March 20, 1 pm to 4 pm - Young tree care at Devereux Greenhouse and Growing Grounds.   Caring for 2000 young trees.  Typical tasks involve planting acorns and seedlings for the next generation of oaks, pruning, irrigation maintenance, mulch and compost preparation, and repotting .   Meet at 6980 Falberg Dr on the Devereux Campus.   RSVP and Call for directions 685-7910     

 

Sat. March 27, 9 AM to Noon - San Marcos High School.  4755 Hollister Avenue.  Meet at the on the turnpike Avenue side by the the traffic signal.  Learn how to professionally prune young trees under the guidance of experienced, certified arborists. No experience needed, all tools provided, all work done from the ground. RSVP 685-7910

 

  Litter Pickup

  • Roadside trash collection in the  Goleta area on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays .  Trash grabbers and bags provided by the City of  Goleta.  Call Don and Judy Nason 964-4895 to RSVP   

 

Graffiti Removal

  • Call 964-7117 to participate in graffiti removal and to report incidents in your area.     

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Goleta Valley Beautiful  News Briefs 

- This will be Mark Broomfields last month with Goleta Valley Beautiful.  Mark has accepted a position with a local landscape contractor effective April 1.   Mark has been a tireless supporter of Goleta Valley beautiful since he first found us through an ad in VolunteerMatch.com.  We hope he will still find time to volunteer with GVB from time to time, because for all that know him, he is irreplaceable.

 

 

Disney  Give a Day, Get A Day campaign to get more people involved in community service is dramatically increasing the number of GVB volunteers.  If you want to participate, go to www.disneyparks.com and register for a community service opportunity with GVB and earn a free ticket to Disneyland.  Please read the fine print, as you must register with Disney before you volunteer in order to qualify for a ticket.   

 

- The City of Goleta will continue to accept comments on the State of the Goleta Urban Forest, and the second report in the series entitled the Guiding Principles.  These reports will be used to prepare the Urban Forest Management Plan document.   Copies of these reports will soon be available on the City of Goleta website (www.cityofGoleta.org) and at the Community Service Department office at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.  The preparation of this report is funded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, along with matching contributions from the City of Goleta and Goleta Valley Beautiful.  Additional meetings are tentatively scheduled at Goleta City Hall Council Chambers in late March.   For additional information, please contact City of Goleta Arborist Bill Millar at 968-6848.

 

-  Contact Ken Knight at 685-7910 for more information  about intern positions for spring (April-June) and summer (June-August) for the Devereux Greenhouse (sponsored by the UCSB Coastal Fund) and the Urban Forest Management Plan (funded by Cal Fire). 

 

 Science Night is scheduled for March 4th at Hollister Elementary School.  GVB has also received an invitation to participate in Washington Elementary Schools Science Night on April 15th.  GVB Certified Arborists and Volunteers are available for Science Nights, classroom presentations, and speakers for local service clubs.  Cal us at 685-7910

 

- Were still looking for a webmaster to carry for retired webmaster Thom Myall.  Let us know if you have interest/talents in this area.  We would like to put our Google Map Inventory of GVB trees on our website, but we need help to do so. 

 

- 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 for your own property including Island, Valley and Coast Live  Oak, White  Alder, Black Cottonwood,  Sycamore, Torrey Pine, Redbud, Catalina Cherry, and other assorted trees.  Call us for further information at 685-7910


 Over 100 participants volunteered each week in February!   

  

    

 

See website for additional photos www.goletavalleybeautiful.org

 Date                Event                                                  Volunteers    Service Hours      Trees Planted       Trees Maintained

1/28/10            Foothill Science Night                                4                    12

1/30/10    AM La Patera/Kellogg/Winchester Canyon   61                   183                            8                            80

1/30/10    PM Greenhouse                                               59                   177

2/6/10              Young Tree Workshop                             93                    558                            1                           130

2/13/10    AM Goleta Valley Jr High/St Vincent's         31                     93                             6                             75

2/13/10   PM  Greenhouse                                               65                   197

2/20/10    AM Dos Pueblos High                                    178                  560                             0                            200

2/20/10    PM Greenhouse                                              103                  313               

2/27/10    AM Foothill Elem/Hollister Elem/Hollister     78                  259                             1                              90

                        Ave #1

2/27/10    PM Greenhouse                                                49                  152           

Totals                                                                               721                2,504                            16                         575

               

 -The GVB/Cambridge Community Church litter collection crews provided  2010  cumulative total of 36.5 hours and 16.5 bags of trash. 

-Volunteer groups participating in  February tree care included:  an incredible number of community volunteers attracted by the Disney offer, the UCSB Wellness Program, Hermanos Unidos,  Beautify Dos Pueblos High students, staff and parents and leadership group, and Goleta Valley Beautiful . 

 -Sponsors for these events included: UCSB Coastal Fund, California ReLeaf, California Urban Forest Council-Central Coast Chapter,  Crop Production Services. The Goleta Union School District Camino Real  Marketplace, the Alliance for Community Trees /Home Depot Foundation,  Devereux of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Foundation,  Beautify Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara Secondary School District, and hundreds of GVB donor members.


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