Goleta Valley Beautiful News
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GOLETA VALLEY BEAUTIFUL NEWS HEADLINES - STORIES BELOW
· Winners Announced for the 37th Annual GVB Awards Event May 1st
· Towbes Challenge Grant to Goleta Valley Beautiful
· Sign Up for April 2011 Goleta Valley Beautiful Volunteer Events
· The loss of two giants mourned
· Goleta Valley Beautiful News Briefs
· May 22nd Save the Date – 10th Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree and Garden Tour
· March Goleta Valley Beautiful Events
Winners Announced for the 37th Annual GVB Awards Event May 1st
Goleta Valley Beautiful Awards Chair Zea Bauer released the winners for the 37th Annual Goleta Valley Beautiful Awards. The Awards event will occur Sunday May 1st from Noon to 2:30 at the Rancho La Patera and Stow House Gardens. The Event will feature a barbeque lunch catered by Country Meat Market and a Silent Auction including a wide assortment of local merchant offerings as well as unique gift baskets. Invitations will be mailed next week, or you can reserve a seat online for only $25 at www.goletavalleybeautiful.org. For more information, call 685-7910.
Residential – 5344 Paseo Rio
Multi-Family – 6626 Picasso , Coronado Apartments
Sustainable – 944 N. Patterson
Homeowners Association – SunGate Ranch, Old San Marcos Road
Educational/Institutional – Pollock Theater , UCSB
Commercial – 6550 Hollister Avenue , Cottage Health System
Restoration – 600 Pine Avenue , ATK Space Systems
Parks/Open Space – 7300 Mirano Drive , Bella Vista Park
Historical Preservation – 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta Depot
Orchard/Farm – Rancho Del Ciervo, N. Patterson
Open – Heritage Tree – Shamal Ash, San Jose Creek
Towbes Challenge Grant to Goleta Valley beautiful
Michael Towbes has pledged up to $50,000 to Goleta Valley Beautiful in a challenge grant intended to inspire additional donations to GVB. It is not surprising that Mr. Towbes would provide assistance in such a meaningful way, since he has been a generous supporter of our community in so many ways.
GVB welcomes donations of any amount and especially at this time when all donations will be matched by Mr. Towbes’ challenge grant.
GVB also provides special recognition at the following levels:
$5,000 Champion of the Good Land
2,000 Guardian of the Good Land
1,000 Steward of the Good Land
500 Friend of the Good Land
We ask you to consider becoming a Champion, Guardian, Steward or Friend of the Good Land for 2011 – with the knowledge that anything that you might choose to donate to GVB will be matched by Mr. Towbes and GVB will receive a doubled amount.
We ask you to take advantage of Mr. Towbes’ matching grant and join him in supporting the work of Goleta Valley Beautiful.
Sign Up for April 2011 Goleta Valley Beautiful Volunteer Events
For all volunteer events….
Please RSVP for all events by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone and e-mail, and the date, time and location of the volunteer event in which you would like to participate. For questions before the event call Ken at 685-7910, and during the day of the event at 252-1952.
No experience necessary. Goleta Valley Beautiful provides all tools and equipment. Please wear old clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes – no open toes or flips please. All work done from the ground. Students, bring your community service forms to get signed for credit. Families welcome as long as younger children are constantly supervised.
Sat, April 2, 9-12 – Street tree planting – Planting 9 trees at 4 sites beginning at 7625 Dartmoor Ave
Sat, April 2 1-4 – UCSB tree care – Meet at UCSB parking lot 37 Mesa Road, then walk to various sites on campus
Sat April 9, 9-12 – Tree planting at San Marcos High – Planting 10 trees on campus. Meet at Turnpike side of San Marcos High
Sat, April 9, 1-4 – Tree care at Al Turnbull Grove. Park at lot by fire station 14, 300 N. Los Carneros Rd and walk towards railroad depot to grove.
Sat, April 16, 9-12 – Tree planting at Dos Pueblos High – Meet at distinguished school sign at Dos Pueblos High
Sat, April 16, 1-4 – Devereux Greenhouse
Sat, April 23, 1-4 – Tree care and maintenance at Hollister 1 landscaping. Meet at Goleta Girl’s Inc parking lot, 4973 Hollister Ave
Sat, April 30, 9-12 – Devereux Greenhouse projects with Mormon Helping Hands. Meet at Devereux Greenhouse
Sat, April 30, 9-12 – Joint project with Habitat for Humanity’s Brush with Kindness program. Tree planting and landscaping at 7512 Padova
Sat April 30, 1-4 – Preparation for Annual Event. Meet at Devereux Greenhouse
Earth Day Celebration at Alameda Park april 16 & 17
Goleta Valley Beautiful is teaming up with the Central Coast urban Forest Council to staff a table at the CEC Earth Day celebration at Alameda Park April 16 & 17 from 11 am to 6 pm. Volunteers needed for 2 to 3 hour shifts to staff our table. Call 685-7910 to volunteer.
Goleta loses two giants in March
Thom Myall passed away peacefully at home on March 13th at the age of 69. Last year, Thom was honored with the 2010 Golden Shovel Award in recognition of his lifetime of service to Goleta Valley Beautiful. Thom served in many capacities for Goleta Valley Beautiful, including Board Member, Webmaster, awards judge, urban forestry chair, Fire Safe Council representative, tree tour organizer and maintenance and inventory of the Stagecoach signs. He retired from the Forest Service in 2000 as Chief, Fire Management for the Los Padres National Forest and then came to work with Goleta Valley beautiful. We will miss him greatly.
Goleta also lost one of its largest and oldest Coast Live Oak trees located in the Lake Los Carneros Preserve. The tree was damaged by storms and lost one of its main scaffolds. However when it was reviewed and measured by Arborist Dan Condon as part of our Heritage Tree Survey last month, Dan said the tree needed work but was definitely salvageable. City contract crews cut down the remaining portion of the oak in mid March without any review process. While the City is responsible for resolving health and safety concerns, the process for exercising and documenting this authority is not clear and not open to public review. This issue needs to be addressed.
Goleta Valley Beautiful News Briefs
- California Urban Forest Council Announces Free 2011 Membership – Goleta Valley Beautiful members also receive free 2011 membership in the California Urban Forest Council. The California Urban Forest Council is the nation’s oldest urban forest council, sustaining and expanding California’s urban forests to make our communities healthier and stronger. Check out their website at www.caufc.org.
- GVB Event Sign – Ever have problems finding the GVB event location? We now have a sign to help identify our location, in case you can’t see our one ton white box Goleta Valley Beautiful truck.
- Goleta Valley Heritage Tree Study – Arborist Dan Condon has returned to Michigan and Intern Tiffany Armstrong has finished entering data on the Google Earth map. We’re doing the final review of the data and hope to have it ready for the website soon. So far we’ve identified 90 trees primarily in 3 major groves, but we’ve just lost one at Los Carneros so we’re down to 89. If you have a favorite tree you think we should consider, please send us a photo or give us a call.
- Goleta Urban Forest Management Plan – A review of the Urban Forest Management Plan is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday April 19th. If you have questions, check it out on the City’s website or contact Bill Millar at 968-6848 for further information.
- Free Street Trees - Preaching to the Choir – We keep telling you about our free street program supported by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But it’s like preaching to the choir. We need you to tell your neighbors. Just about every time we plant a tree in a neighborhood, a neighbor comes strolling by and says “Hey, can I get in on that?” Please save us some time and talk to your neighbor today. If you would like to arrange for a street tree to be planted in the parkway in front of your property, and you are willing to water it for the first several years while it is getting established, please give us a call and we’ll work with City of Goleta officials to provide you a tree free of charge. We are now taking orders for trees to be installed in May.
- Honor Trees Are a Great Way to Remember Loved Ones: Honor trees come with a certificate that can be sent to the honoree. In addition to our Dos Pueblos High School Honor Grove site, GVB can also plant Honor Trees on any private sites. Any trees planted on private property require someone to assume responsibility to provide ongoing maintenance. For more information, call 685-7910.
- Goleta Valley Beautiful Wish List: Please call GVB at 685-7910 if you can help with our wish list posted on our website www.goletavalleybeautiful.org
May 22nd – 10th Annual Goleta Valley Heritage Tree and Garden Tour
Goleta Valley Beautiful once again teams up with the Goleta Valley Historical Society to present a tour of the great treasures of Goleta Valley. This year we’ll be visiting some new sites, including Edgar Stow’s Lab on La Patera Ranch, and in depth look at planned improvements to the Stow House Gardens, a tour of the History Education Center, and newly discovered Heritage Trees and Trees of significance uncovered by GVB’s Heritage Tree Project. SBCC Professor Emeritus Jerry Sortomme will return as our popular guide and bring his fascinating storehouse of horticultural knowledge.
We salute Santa Barbara Airbus for their tenth year of sponsoring this tour. For more tour information, call 685-7910.
March Goleta Valley Beautiful Events
See website for additional photos www.goletavalleybeautiful.org
Thurs, Mar 3 Hollister Elementary Science Night
Sat, Mar 5 AM El Camino/Hollister Pruning
Sat, Mar 5 PM Greenhouse
Tues, Mar 8 AM Kellogg Ranch
Wed, Mar 9 AM Ellwood School – Arbor Week
Wed, Mar 9 PM Kellogg School – Arbor Week
Wed, Mar 9 PM El Camino School – Arbor Week
Thurs, Mar 10 AM La Patera School – Arbor Week
Fri, Mar 11 AM Brandon School – Arbor Week
Fri, Mar 11 AM Foothill School – Arbor Week
Fri, Mar 11 PM Isla Vista School – Arbor Week
Sat, Mar 12 AM Dos Pueblos High
Sat, Mar 12 PM Goleta Union School District – Arbor Week
Sat, mar 19 AM San Marcos High
Sat, Mar 19 PM Girsh Park
Sat, Mar 26 AM City street trees root shield installation
Sat, Mar 26 PM City street trees root shield installation
Wed, Mar 30 AM Alpha
The Cambridge Church trash collection crew collected 20 bags of trash with 10.5 volunteer hours this month bringing the 2011 totals to 29 bags and 56.5 hours.
-Volunteer groups participating in March tree care included: Dos Pueblos High students, parents leadership and staff, Vandenberg Air Force Base, UCSB Alpha Pi Sigma, Lebanese Club, Pi Alpha Phi, UCSB Alpha Tau Omega, Los Prietos Boys Camp, San Marcos High students and Goleta Valley Beautiful
- Sponsors for this month’s events include California ReLeaf, the Central Coast Urban Forest Council, the Santa Barbara County Resource Recovery and Waste Division, UCSB Coastal Fund, Devereux of Santa Barbara, City of Goleta, Beautify Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara Secondary Schools, Cal Fire, San Marcos High, Yardi, Inc., West Covina Nurseries, San Marcos Growers, Dos Pueblos High, Goleta Union School District, Towbes Foundation, Alliance for Community Trees/ Home Depot Foundation, Hollister School, Channel City Lumber, Crop Production Services and Project Learning Tree.
Beverly Balash, Claire Bishop, Mignon Bradley, Scott Bull, Community West Bank, David Gress, Roseann Hill, Gerald Hyde, Susan Loberg, Maravilla and Dundie Schulte.
Thanks to generous discounts from West Covina Nurseries, San Marcos Growers, Crop Production Services, Channel City Lumber, and numerous other local merchants. Please mention to our supporters how much you appreciate their support of Goleta Valley Beautiful. You can find the list of our donor members at http://www.
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