Neighborhood Tree Planting Events scheduled in celebration of National Arbor Day and Earth Day: Dates to be announced.
Volunteers needed! Please call the City Urban Forester at 831-420-5246 for more information.
4-H Million Trees Project gives up to 6.5 million 4-H youth
the opportunity to personally change the world.
Santa Cruz, CA, November 17,
2013: The 4-H Million Trees
Project (4HMT) (www.4hmilliontree.org),
in concert with Santa Cruz County 4-H Youth Development and the City of Santa
Cruz has organized an exciting event to plant trees to help combat global
climate change. On Sunday, November 17,
2013, at 10:30 am, 4-H youth will plant trees along Swanton Blvd. in Santa Cruz,
CA as part of this international service-learning project.
4-H has partnered with The City of Santa Cruz Parks Division
to plant trees adjacent to Natural Bridges.
The youth will meet at 10:30 am, ready to plant young trees and help
reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide. The
City of Santa Cruz Arborist will be on hand to guide and support the youth
environmentalists, including an educational presentation about trees that
thrive on the coast.
4HMT was started by a 4-H youth in Pacifica, CA in 2008, and
has now provided 80,000 youth worldwide the opportunity to do their part in the
climate crisis by planting more than 750,000 trees. “By providing a platform to learn about
environmental conservation while performing community service, this 4-H
service-learning project is a powerful way for youth to impact a serious global
problem,” says Tom Webber, the Project Leader.
Leader. “The 4-H Million Trees project is not only a great example of
giving youth leadership opportunities, which is what 4-H is all about, but it’s
also a very inspirational, environmentally-friendly project that is saving the
world, one tree at a time.” says Julien Lévy, the 4HMT Teen Leader.
The purpose of Santa Cruz County 4-H Youth Development is to
help diverse young people discover and develop their potential and grow into
competent, contributing, and caring citizens.
Learning by doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based
educational programs help young people enhance their leadership abilities and
develop a wide range of other life skills.
“Learning-by-doing is at the heart of the 4-H Youth Development Program,
and planting trees with the 4-H Million Trees Project will give Santa Cruz
County 4-Hers the chance to join with youth worldwide on a major
service-learning project,” said Stephanie Fontana, UC Cooperative Extension’s
4-H YDP Program Representative for Santa Cruz County.
The City of Santa Cruz is looking forward to this special
tree planting event. “We are very excited to partner with the 4-H youth and
other local volunteers to plant 100 large growing canopy trees, enhance our
local environment and lower our carbon footprints,” says Leslie Keedy- City
Urban Forester for Santa Cruz.
Heritage Tree Walk
Next tree walk is TBA.
Self Guided Tree Walks
Evergreen Tree Walk Downtown Significant Tree Walk