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 Now accepting applications for summer interns and 3 positions on the Board of Directors - Details below. 


 

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GVB NEWS HEADLINES - STORIES BELOW     

·         CCC Crews add 42 More Trees to the Goleta Inventory

·         Volunteers renovate the Devereux Greenhouse and accomplish great things in May

·         June 2010 Residential Award – 5643 Berkeley Road

 


  

9th Annual Heritage Tree and History Tour a Success

 

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For the ninth consecutive year, the Santa Barbara Airbus sponsored the May 23rd Goleta Valley Heritage Tree and History Tour.   This year with Goleta Valley Historical Society as our partner, we had lunch at the Stow House gardens followed by a tour of old and new favorites in the Goleta Valley.   Jerry Sortomme, SBCC Hoticulutral Department Professor Emeritus again served as a guide, along with GVHS Education Director Jim McNay, and Historian Fermina Murray.

            We were treated to a personal tour of the Hope House by former occupant Vie Obern and her daughter, now the current occupant.  Urban McClelland greeted us at the Bishop Ranch for a walk through the century old grove of trees there, and Henry Schulte was kind enough to allow us access to his Great Houseat Dos Pueblos Ranch with a stuning view of ¼ mile of mature Moreton Bay Fig Trees.  Other stops included a closup look at the Sexton House specimens, and an examination of the Barnsdale Gas Station.

             Thanks to the GVHS and GVB staff and volunteers for an outstanding event.

 


June 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 volunteer program summer calendar in July and August will have Saturday morning sessions only.  Saturday afternoon sessions will resume in September. 

 

Tree Care  

Sat.  June 5, 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. June 5, 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. June 129 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.  June 12, 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. June 19, 9 AM  to Noon  - Dos Pueblos High School tree care.  Meet at 7266 Alameda Drive.  Learn young tree care and irrigation techniques from a certified arborist.  All tools provided, no experience needed.  RSVP 685-7910.

 

Sat. June 19, 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 June 26, 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 June 26  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.  July 3 ,  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   NOTE:  Summer schedule begins – no afternoon volunteer sessions in July and August    

 

 Litter Pickup

 

  Graffiti Removal

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CCC Crews add 42 More Trees to the Goleta Inventory

 

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During May, California Conservation Corp crews planted 9 trees along Hollister Avenue, 32 trees on Northgate Drive, north of Cathedral Oaks and one Chinese Pistache at Carlo and Perdenal.  CCC crews will be back in June for additional plantings.    


Goleta Valley Beautiful  News Briefs 

- Goleta Urban Forest Management Plan -The latest updated Goleta Urban Forest Management Plan information was presented at a public meeting with City staff on May 15th.   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 are 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). 

A fond farewell to all of our greenhouse interns, Urban Forest Management Plan interns and Google Earth interns who will be completing their internships in June.  We appreciate the support from the UCSB Coastal Fund and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection that financed these internships.

- GVB Board Positions Opening – Due to graduating students GVB will have openings for a graduate student, under-graduate student and high-school student to sit on the Goleta Valley Beautiful Board of Directors beginning in September 2010.  For qualifications and application information, call 685-7910.

 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 – Logan Franken has been working on upgrading the GVB website, and he has agreed to act as our volunteer webmaster.  Look for upgrades to the GVB website during the next few months.  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

 - News Flash: The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection recently notified GVB that we will be awarded a $77,627 grant for tree planting in the Goleta Valley over the next two years.  We’ll have more information on specific planting sites in upcoming newsletters.

 - 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 


Volunteers renovate the Devereux Greenhouse and accomplish great things in May

   

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Date                   Event                                                  Volunteers    Service Hours      Trees Planted       Trees Maintained

5/1 Sat AM        Greenhouse                                                 16                    48

5/1 Sat PM        Greenhouse                                                 10                    30

5/8 Sat AM        Greenhouse                                                 47                  146

5/8 Sat PM        Greenhouse                                                 23                    71

5/11 Tues AM   Hollister, Palo Alto to Pacific Oaks                                                                 9

5/12 Wed AM   Northgate Dr-Cathedral Oaks to end                                                           32

5/13 Thurs AM 224 Carlo                                                                                                          1

5/15 Sat AM      Greenhouse                                                  9                    27

5/15 Sat PM      Greenhouse                                                 18                    56

5/22 Sat AM      Greenhouse                                                 20                    60

5/22 Sat PM      Greenhouse                                                 19                    45

5/27 Thurs PM Brandon Elementary Science Night           2                      8

5/29 Sat AM      Greenhouse                                                 18                    45

5/29 Sat PM      Greenhouse                                                  5                    13

 

Totals                                                                                      187                  549                      42               

 

  -The GVB/Cambridge Community Church litter collection crews provided  2010  cumulative total of 100 hours and 49.5 bags of trash. 

-Volunteer groups participating in April tree care included: Bill Spiewak’s SBCC Environmental Horticulture 201 Tree Class, Alpha Gamma Omega, SBCC Communications, UCSB Circle K, Dos Pueblos High, UCSB Honors, Hillel, Mormon Helping Hands Group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tau Beta Pi, UCSB Materials Department, UCSB Ski and Snowboard Team, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Alpha Delta Pi, the Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha, UCSB Geography Club, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Phi , 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, Goleta Union School District, Brandon PTA and hundreds of GVB donor members.

 

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June 2010 Residential Award – 5643 Berkeley Road

 

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A stunningly beautiful rose garden, literally exploding with colorful blooms and fragrance at 5643 Berkeley Road, has earned this home,  Goleta Valley Beautiful’s coveted  monthly award.  The front yard has an impressive total of 75 rose bushes, with almost as many different varieties represented.   Planted in four distinct beds, the roses have such picturesque names as “Orange Passion”,  “Rio Samba”, “Marmalade Skies”, “Joseph’s Coat”,  “Paradise”,  “Timeless”,  “Intrigue”, “Fragrant Cloud” “White Lightning”,  “Apricot Nectar”,  and “Candelabra”,  to name a few.

 

Owner Alma Ledbetter, gives all the credit for the creation of the rose garden to her late husband , Bob, who planted the first rose way back in 1966. Over the years, only a very few of the original plants have had to be replaced.  An avid gardening enthusiast, the retired Mr. Ledbetter was a gifted and popular Master Gardener at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. To this day, a group of 10 Master Gardeners from the organization continue to honor him by making a point of regularly pruning the rose garden for his widow.  In addition to the rose beds, the front yard also features: Thriving Amaryllis which encircle a centerpiece of Cymbidium orchids;  two  towering Camellias, and a “butterfly garden”.  Bella Vista Landscaping and Yard Maintenance assists with weekly upkeep.

 

To nominate a home for Goleta Valley Beautiful’s monthly award, please call (805) 967-3001.


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