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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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My involvement with the Canopy Board has been very rewarding. The Board members are dynamic and creative with good communication skills. Canopy has grown considerably since my involvement, not so much in dollars or volume, but in savvy and wisdom. We are really fortunate to have Catherine Martineau as our Executive Director, and our growth is in a large part to her credit.

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

provide a whole new urban forest in under-served communities such as East Palo Alto with a sustainable design, installation and maintenance plan that would yield immeasurable benefits to air, water, wildlife and quality of life.

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