Goleta Valley Beautiful

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Environment, Economic Development

Location: PO Box 6756 Goleta CA 93160 USA

Mission: Goleta Valley Beautiful has been working since 1974 with a mission to ensure and improve the beauty of the Goleta Valley. We changed our name from Goleta Beautiful to clarify our continuing effort to provide beautification and urban forest services not only to the new City of Goleta, but also to the unincorporated areas of the Goleta Valley including Hope Ranch, East Goleta, and Isla Vista. The area extends approximately 7 miles along the south coast of Santa Barbara County.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Planting for tomorrow is the guiding principle for Goleta Valley Beautiful. Trees take time to grow and it is important for us, our children & our environment to have a healthy urban forest. I have been excited to be able to help in small ways to enable this to happen. By attending the yearly Tree Care classes, assisting at school science nights, participating in a few of the actual tree planting opportunities and the annual awards, auction & fund raising event, I have seen the community interest in keeping Goleta green & growing. Our Executive Director is a dedicated arborist who works tirelessly with individuals as well as government entities to provide & maintain healthy trees throughout our area.

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Goleta Valley Beautiful was organized over 35 years ago to relocate and renovate the town depot. That depot now has a full time staff and is open nearly every day as a museum Since that time, GVB has had a major part in beaufiying Goleta as well as a large unincorporated area between Santa Barbara and Goleta. This has involved recognizing homes and buisnesses for attractiveness and "greening", graffiti removal, trash pickup, and setting and exceeding the goal of planting and maintaining at least 400 street and park trees annually. Well over a thousand high school and college students work with GVB planting and caring for trees each year. Plantings take place nearly every weekend. GVB has grown each year under the ten year leadership of its full time excecutive secretary and a very active Board. I was a member of GVB for over 25 years and past President, and am now retired.

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Goleta Valley Beautiful is founded on the basis of making a great town more green. By constantly working with the city to better improve it, GVB has truly made an impact. Not only is it more visually pleasing as unpleasing areas have been converted, but it also provides shade and a better place to live for all. Dependent on local volunteers, the community is constantly involved. It is a great organization that is dependent upon donations to keep it going. Is most definitely a top rated non profit!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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