Rating: 4.87 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 3921 E Bayshore Rd Palo Alto CA 94303 USA

Mission: Canopy protects and grows the urban forest in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and neighboring communities. Because trees are a critical element of a livable, sustainable urban environment, Canopy’s mission is to educate, inspire, and engage youth, residents, schools, businesses, and government agencies to protect and enhance local urban forests.
Results: Canopy has planted thousands of trees in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. We have a 98% survival rate for newly planted trees. We've also reached hundreds of school kids with our education programs, helping them learn about the environment. We engage hundreds of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in our tree planting and tree care. Canopy also advocated for our urban forest with local and state governments.
Target demographics: grow and protect our urban forest."
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2009 we cared for 2,292 trees, engaged over 400 volunteers and reached 2,189 residents through educational activities!
Geographic areas served: Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Peninsula, Menlo Park
Programs: 1. Tree Plantings 2. Tree Care 3. Tree Walks 4. Youth Staff Program 5. Right Tree in the Right Place 6. Training Sessions and Workshops 7. Community Outreach
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4 people found this review helpful

Canopy organized a fun and engaging Arbor Day celebration for kids and families in Palo Alto--teaching kids and adults about the value of urban trees through simple activities associated with trees.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way kids learn to value trees in their neighborhoods

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the simple, well thought out and friendly education activities they arrange.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in teaching people about trees.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

1) Ensure that Bay Area urban forests grow and are protected 2) Spread the word and educate others about how valuable and important trees are in urban areas 3) Ensure that people plant area-appropriate trees so that we have trees and don't waste water!

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