|Canopy Welcomes New Staff!|
By Catherine Martineau, Executive Director
Elliott Wright (left) replaces Anwyn Hurxthal as Canopy's development lead, Michael Hawkins will take over from Sharon Kelly as Program Director.
Dear Friends of Canopy,
I'm very excited to announce that two new staff members have joined the Canopy team. Michael Hawkins is Canopy's new Program Director, taking over for
Sharon Kelly who will be working with the City of Portland's Grey to Green Program. Elliott Wright will take over as Canopy's new Development and Marketing Director, as Anwyn Hurxthal moves on to do her own consulting work.
Michael brings a wealth of urban forestry experience. He joins us most recently from Davey Resource Group where he worked on PG&E's vegetation management program. Prior to that Michael was a project coordinator at Our City Forest and worked on the Million Trees NYC initiative with New York Restoration project.
Elliott has spent
the past five years advancing nonprofits through
corporate and foundation grant-writing, event management and donor outreach. After graduating from Bowdoin College,
Elliott worked with El Pomar Foundation as Senior Program
Associate. Elliott then served as
for Sempervirens Fund, and more recently as Event Manager for Acterra's 40th Anniversary.
Please join me in welcoming Elliott and Michael to the Canopy community! You can reach them at email@example.com
|THIS WEEK: Betty Meltzer Memorial Highway Unveiling Ceremony |
|A small gathering will take place to mark the official renaming of El Camino Real in
Palo Alto as the "Betty Meltzer Memorial Highway" this
Friday, May 28, from 11 to Noon at the entrance to El Camino Park. The unveiling of the new plaque and several short speeches will commemorate Betty's work on behalf of the trees of Palo Alto.|
When: Friday, May 28, 11 AM to NOON
Where: Entrance to El Camino Park
|SUMMER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY:|
Sign Up For Canopy's Young Tree Care Survey!
Each year Canopy volunteers and partners comb through Palo Alto
neighborhoods to survey the health of hundreds of young street trees as a part of canopy's Young Tree Care Survey. The City uses the data to care for all the young street trees. Residents benefit from educational materials handed out by the volunteers and helpful conversations about how to care for the young trees in front of their homes.
Here's a chance to play a vital role in the care of our urban forest! It only requires a few hours of your time, a short walk and some note-taking.
Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Mitchell Park
Date: Saturday, July
Time: 8 am to Noon
Location: Hoover Park
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and to sign up.