September 25th, 2015 – We kicked off this program by joining Rebuilding Together and Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco for their 3-day “Building Blocks” event. While our partner organizations repaired and renovated homes in the neighborhood, Canopy volunteers planted 20 new street trees on and around Beech Street in East Palo Alto.
January 18th, 2016 – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers came together to plant new trees and over 100 landscape plants in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in East Palo Alto. We also held our first East Palo Alto Mayor’s Tree Planting for incoming City Mayor Donna Rutherford–a new annual tradition that we’re excited to continue.
April 2nd, 2016 – Local residents of the Kavanaugh Neighborhood reached out to Canopy in late 2015 when they heard about our tree planting activities in East Palo Alto. With their help, Canopy reached out to dozens of households, working with residents to identify planting sites, select tree species, and plan for the neighborhood gathering. In total, over 150 volunteers came out to participate. Canopy planting leaders led efforts to plant 49 new street and yard trees. Other volunteers picked up trash around the neighborhood and removed old chain link fences.
October 22nd, 2016 – One of our biggest neighborhood tree plantings yet! With help from nearly 100 residents and volunteers, we planted 72 new trees in East Palo Alto’s University Village neighborhood, then wrapped up the day connecting over a barbecue in the park.
January 16th, 2017 – Our second Martin Luther King Jr. Day event! Over 200 volunteers joined Canopy and the City of East Palo Alto to plant 31 trees, install landscape plants, and clean up Jack Farrell Park. Together, we planted a tree to honor incoming City of East Palo Alto Mayor Larry Moody.
February 25th, 2017 – We returned to the University Village neighborhood to plant 42 additional trees with volunteers, community members, and
April 29th, 2017 – Once again we partnered with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco to plant 7 new trees while volunteers repaired homes in the Palo Alto Park neighborhood of East Palo Alto.