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In This Update
Canopy Welcomes New Staff!
Betty Meltzer Memorial Highway Unveiling Ceremony
Canopy's Young Tree Care Survey
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2nd Saturday of every month from 10AM-12PM. Rain or shine. Free.
June 12: Greenmeadow
July 10: West Bayshore
August 14: Crescent Park
September 11: College Terrace
October 9: Southgate
November 13: Barron Park
December 11: South of Forest

Details at the Canopy Calendar.

July 14 & 17: Palo Alto Young Tree Care Survey

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Wubbzy Goez Green!
Character Wubbzy visited Canopy's tree planting in East Palo Alto

"Right in front of my house in East Palo Alto there are seedlings that I helped plant. They are really taking off...
It really makes me feel that I can make a difference!"

- James Childs,
Canopy's Youth Program

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.
Canopy Staff

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 Development Associate 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 protected] and [email protected].

Catherine Martineau
Executive Director
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

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 17
Time: 8 am to Noon
Location: Hoover Park

Email [email protected] to learn more and to sign up.