Goleta to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Goleta, Calif. – October 1, 2006. Goleta Valley Beautiful today announced that it will plant/maintain 40 trees as part of their Glen Annie Open Space Tree Planting. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Goleta Valley Beautiful is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Volunteers will reclaim a realigned road right-of-way next to Glen Annie Creek and transform it into a native oak woodland. The site is part of a walkway for students walking to and from the adjacent local high school. Residents of the El Encanto Heights neighborhood joined together to raise the funds to plant 40 15-gallon sized oak, sycamore, and cottonwood trees along the undeveloped public park site. “We’ll be planting native trees that we have grown ourselves from native seeds and shoots collected in this watershed.” said Executive Director Ken Knight. “We’re partnering with the Aliance for Community’s NeighborWoods Program, The Home Depot, and the City of Goleta to make our public open spaces more sustainable.”
The project is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of local watersheds through tree planting, and improving the quality of outdoor passive neighborhood open space. Councilwoman Margaret Connell, who lives near the project and is a strong supporter, will also be present to lead volunteers in their efforts.
Goleta Valley Beautiful’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 21, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Corner of Glen Annie Rd. and Del Norte. Stay after the event for pizza.
Read the full Goleta Valley Beautiful press release. (PDF)