Goleta Valley Beautiful News -     May 2010    

 


  36th Annual GVB Annual Awards Event, Sunday, May 2nd.

  8th Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree and Garden Tour, Sunday, May 23rd.

Details below. 


  

GVB NEWS HEADLINES - STORIES BELOW     

  • 2010 Goleta Valley Beautiful Annual Award BBQ May 2nd 
  • May 2010 Volunteer Calendar    
  • 8th Annual Heritage Tree and Garden Tour -, Sunday May 23rd
  • Goleta Valley Beautiful News  Briefs  
  • Earth Day Celebrations/April Events

  

2010 Goleta Valley Beautiful Annual Awards BBQ Sunday May 2nd

The 2010 36th Annual Goleta Valley Beautiful Annual Awards and Silent Auction Event will take place at the Rancho La Patera/Stow house Gardens on Sunday, May 2nd from noon to 3 pm.  The Awards Event includes a Tri-tip Barbeque courtesy of the Elks, entertainment by the Bren Grass Band, and guided tours of the natural treasures on the Stow House grounds.  Tickets are $10 for full time students, $25 for current 2010 GVB members and $35 for non-membersChildren under 5 admitted free.  Call 685-7910 for reservations and information. 

 

The winners by category are: 

Single Family Residence - 5588 Berkley Rd/Martin Residence

Multiple Family Residential - Sumida Gardens Ln./Sumida Gardens Apts.

Non-Profit - 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd./South Coast Church

Public Institutional - UCSB San Clemente Student Housing and El Collegio Road landscaping

Public Space - Embarcadero Loop S. Side/Little Acorn Park

Commercial/Office - 201 Mentor Dr./Mentor Corporation

Orchard - Winchester Canyon/Cavaletto Orchard

Homeowners Association - Cathedral Oaks & King Daniel Ln./Crown Collection Common Area

Preservation of Goleta Valley Heritage - 399 Nogal Dr./Thomas Hope House

Open Category - Multiple Sites/2009 NeighborWoods Affordable Housing Project

Golden Shovel Award - Thomas Myall

Community Volunteer of the Year - Mimi Elder/Beautify Dos Pueblos

Long-Term Community Contribution - Boy Scouts of America/Los Padres Council

   

 

Sponsors for the 2010 GVB Awards include:

Bacara Resort and Spa

Venoco Inc.

Marborg Industries

Rabobank

Schulte Family Foundation

Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613

Gary Hock

Michael T. Bennett

David C. Fainer Jr.

Camino Real Marketplace

Sares-Regis

Holman Properties

Anonymous

Citrix Online

 

 

 

Thanks to all our Silent Auction Supporters (as of 4/27/10): 

B. Marc Bradley

Beachside

Bennett's

Best Western South Coast Inn

Bildsten & Sheerwin Design Studio, Inc.

Blenders in the Grass

Canary Hotel

Crop Production Services

Disneyland

Fairview Gardens

Fresco North

Four Seasons Resort

Ganna Walska Lotusland

Goleta Valley Beautiful

In N Out

Isla Vista Bookstore

Island Seed and Feed

Land and Sea Tours

Lorreta Roper

Kitson Landscape Management, Inc.

Ken Knight

Magellan

Metropolitan Theatres

Nancy Knight

PCPA

Ramada

San Marcos Growers

SB Botanic Garden

SB Maritime Museum

SB Orchid

Sunstone

Tami Mason

The Chocolate Gallery

The Natural Cafe

Trader Joes

Upham Hotel

Woody's

ZAD

Zodos Bowling and Beyond 

 

  

 


May 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:  The Disney Give a Day Get A Day Program has ended.  If you did not receive your free ticket for providing community service, please contact Disney. 

 

Tree Care  

Sat.  May 1, 9 AM to Noon -   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. May 1, 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. May 8, 9 AM  to Noon  - Dos Pueblos High School tree care.  Meet at 7266 Alameda Drive.  Learn young tree pruning and care techniques from a certified arborist.  All tools provided, no experience needed.  RSVP 685-7910.

 

Sat.  May 8, 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. May 159 am to Noon   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. May 15, 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.  May 22, 9 AM to Noon - 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.  May 22  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.  May 29 ,  9 AM to Noon - 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       

 

 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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8th Annual Heritage Tree and Garden Tour, Sunday May 23rd from noon to 4:30 pm

 

Santa Barbara Airbus is sponsoring a new version of the Goleta Valley Heritage Tree Tour.   This year we'll be visiting historic sites in conjunction with the Goleta Valley Historical SocietyThis year's event includes lunch and tours at the Stow House gardens followed by a tour of old and new favorites in the Goleta ValleyJerry Sortomme, SBCC Hoticulutral Department Professor Emeritus Tickets are $35 for Goleta Valley Beautiful and Goleta Valley Historical Society members and $40 or non-membersFor reservations, call 685-7910.

    


Goleta Valley Beautiful  News Briefs 

- Goleta Urban Forest Management Plan -The latest updated Goleta Urban Forest Management Plan information is under review by City staff and should be ready for public review in mid May.   The City of Goleta will be accepting 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 early to mid May .   For additional information, please contact City of Goleta Arborist Bill Millar at 968-6848.

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

 Presentations - GVB Certified Arborists and Volunteers are available for Science Nights, classroom presentations, and speakers for local service clubs.  We also have many ideas about potential Eagle Scout projects.  Call us at 685-7910

- GVB Website changes -- By the end of May, you should see some significant changes to our website.  Check the Education section for the beginning of a Google Earth Inventory of GVB planted trees at our local schools.

- 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.    Goleta Valley residents can receive a free street trees through the California ReLeaf ARRA program.   The property owner will be asked to water and monitor the tree for the first two years of its establishment.  GVB also offers to our members a variety of free 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

 - To nominate a property for a Goleta Valley Beautiful award, contact Marvin Faucett at 967-3001,  or GVB at 685-7910.  Nominations for monthly awards are accepted at any time .  Annual award nominations  have now closed.  Call us if you are interested in  helping us  identify properties,  contact owners,   and write descriptions of properties  for publication 


Earth Day celebrations with Citrix Online and Steps to Learning Preschool    

   

 

Executive Director Ken Knight celebrated his 60th birthday/Earth Day with young tree planters at the Steps to Learning Preschool and later that day with Citrix Online employees planting 8 trees along Hollister Avenue. 

See website for additional photos www.goletavalleybeautiful.org  

 

     

 

Date                   Event                                                  Volunteers    Service Hours      Trees Planted       Trees Maintained

4/3/10 Sat AM    Honor Tree Row, Glen Annie                    25                    74                                                        61

4/3/10 Sat PM    Greenhouse                                                 27                    82

4/10/10 Sat AM  Hollister #2, Greenhouse                             3                    10                                                          9

4/10/10 Sat PM  Greenhouse                                                   2                      7

4/17/10 Sat AM  Dos Pueblos High                                       49                  137                                                        70 

4/17/10 Sat PM   Greenhouse                                                32                    97

4/21/10 Wed AM Steps to Learning                                      10                    10                            1

4/21/10 Wed AM Citrix-Hollister from Palo Alto to             12                    18                            8

                        Coronado

4/24/10 Sat AM   Kellogg Tennis Courts, Del Norte OS     27                    81                                                      122

4/24/10 Sat PM   Greenhouse                                                25                    69

 

Monthly Totals                                                                     212                   585                           9                        262

 

  -The GVB/Cambridge Community Church litter collection crews provided  2010  cumulative total of 71.5 hours and 35.5 bags of trash. 

-Volunteer groups participating in April tree care included: UCSB Honors Program, Black Pioneers Renaissance Organization (BPRO), American Indian Student Science and Engineering Society (AISES), American Indian Student Association (AISA), Beautify Dos Pueblos, DP Leadership, student, parents and staff, Alpha Delta Chi, UCSB Circle K, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Environmental Affairs Board, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Goleta Valley Beautiful . 

 -Sponsors for these events included: UCSB Coastal Fund, the Hind Foundation, Devereux of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Foundation, Beautify Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara Secondary School District, Santa Barbara Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division, and hundreds of GVB donor members.


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