Goleta Valley Beautiful continues to provide support to the Goleta Union School District with tree care events, and presentations at our schools’ Family Science Nights. Read on for photos and specific information about the 100+ community service hours they provided in the last several weeks alone.
Tree Care Events
Thanks to the more than 40 volunteers who contributed over 100 community service hours at the Goleta Valley Beautiful tree care events at La Patera, Kellogg, Brandon, Elementary Schools in February.
Volunteers provided tree care for 70 trees planted by GVB over the last ten years. Tree care services included structural pruning and canopy raising, tree stake and tie removal, weeding and transporting pruned material for disposal. On selected trees, volunteers placed tags identifying dollar values of tree benefits according to the National Tree Benefit Calculator (www.treebenefits.com).
Volunteer groups participating included UCSB Sigma Alpha Zeta and Los Prietos Boys Camp.
Sponsors for the event included UCSB Coastal Fund, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California ReLeaf, Devereux, Goleta Union School District, and hundreds of GVB donor members.
Additional supporters are listed on the Goleta Valley Beautiful, where you can check our volunteer calendar for Saturday morning and afternoon opportunities.
Family Science Night Support
Volunteers from Goleta Valley Beautiful also contributed 27 community service hours at the Goleta Valley Beautiful Science Fun with Tree demonstrations at Foothill and Brandon Elementary Family Science Nights!
Volunteers demonstrated Project Learning Tree-related tree science principles as part of 5 different activity centers: dendrochronology, the acorn float test, microscopic leaf examination of 20+ different tree species from the Foothill campus, leaf rubbing, and leaf printing.
An estimated 350 Foothill and Brandon Elementary students and parents participated in the events.
Sponsors for this event included the UCSB Coastal Fund, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California ReLeaf, Devereux, Goleta Union School District, Foothill and Brandon Elementary staff and parents, and hundreds of GVB donor members.
Goleta Valley Beautiful is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that is funded by grants and donations from the community. GVB relies upon the volunteer and financial support of the community to continue providing valuable public services. GUSD is pleased to have the support of Goleta Valley Beautiful organizers and volunteers.