What a year we had together! As we reflect on our 20th anniversary, we’re filled with gratitude for everything that the Canopy community made possible—in 2016, and over the the last two decades.
Read more about what we’ve accomplished together in Canopy’s 2016 Gratitude Report (PDF).
Community is core to Canopy’s success and identity. Dedicated volunteers, donors, residents, tree champions, civic leaders, and conservation allies all working together make growing healthy trees possible. Thank you!
To create a flourishing urban forest for all, Canopy sustains existing urban trees, and expands canopy cover where trees are scarce. With your help this year, we:
In an era of climate change and increasing urbanization, preserving nature in our cities is key. Healthy natural ecosystems protect watersheds, sustain wildlife, and support community wellbeing. This year, you helped us expand our efforts as we:
Canopy sparks kids’ curiosity about trees and nature, providing opportunities to explore, plant, and care for trees in their community. This year, we expanded two of our core youth programs, engaging more students than ever before through hands-on school lessons and Teen Urban Forester internships.
Following successful completion of our first Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative, we’re now bringing Canopy’s tree programs to new communities. Over five years, we’ll:
The new Healthy Trees, Healthy Kids! initiative is made possible by Growing the Canopy, a campaign to raise $600,000 from individual donors. Thanks to the generosity of early donors during the “quiet phase” of the campaign, we’re nearing our goal and hope to complete the campaign by spring 2017.
Oak trees play a key role in local ecosystems and offer a host of benefits for people and wildlife. Despite protections provided by the Palo Alto tree ordinance, native oak populations continue to decline. In 2017, Canopy will pilot a new re-oaking project, with plans to update the 2002 Oakwell Survey and engage residents to protect and replant oaks in our area.
Building on our recent study, we’ll partner with the City of Palo Alto to increase tree canopy in south Palo Alto neighborhoods. In addition to community street tree plantings, we’ll pilot new programs to help residents plant and preserve trees on private property.
Want to help bring nature into neighborhoods? Check out ways to get involved or contact canopy at [email protected] or 650-964-6110.
Thanks to all those who grow healthy trees and healthy communities!
2016 Gratitude Report (PDF)
2015 Impact Summary
2014 Impact Summary
2013 Impact Summary
Prior Year Impact Reports (Publications page)