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Meet Karina Soria Mendoza, Canopy’s new Operations Manager

February 7, 2023

Karina Soria Mendoza (she/her/ella) joined the Canopy team in January 2023 as Operations Manager. We asked Karina a few questions to get to know her better.

Karina Soria Mendoza

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Karina: I attended East Palo Alto […]

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How to protect your trees during a major rainstorm

January 12, 2023

When it rains, it pours! As the rainstorms and heavy wind continue to bombard the Bay Area, it’s a good time to brush up on your emergency preparedness. Extreme weather, such as these recent storms, may only increase in the future […]

Trees along a concrete wall next to a road

‘Dream come true’: Visionary master plan aims to close East Palo Alto’s green gap

December 13, 2022

Satellite imagery taken from the East Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan.

A satellite photo tells the East Palo Alto tree canopy story powerfully, as pictures often do. The image is overlaid with jurisdiction lines for the cities of Palo Alto, […]

Meet Aubrey Knier, Canopy’s new Tree Care Coordinator

December 9, 2022

Aubrey Knier (she/her) joined the Canopy team in late November 2022 as Tree Care Coordinator. We asked Aubrey a few questions to get to know her better.

Aubrey Knier

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Aubrey: Before making the move to […]

A group observes a coast redwood tree trunk.

Two teens design, lead Wellness Tree Walk at Los Altos High through Canopy education program

December 3, 2022

Over the course of a few weeks, two Los Alto High School seniors went from knowing little about trees and the mental health benefits of spending time in nature to designing and leading a Wellness Tree Walk on the grounds […]

Two women smile at the camera. One is wearing traditional African clothing.

Catherine Martineau announces her retirement from Canopy

November 14, 2022

A special update for the Canopy community from Executive Director Catherine Martineau and Board Chair Laura Martinez

Catherine Martineau

Dear Friends,

I write to share that I’ve made the difficult decision to retire from Canopy in early 2023.

I’m truly sad to say goodbye, […]

Urban Tree Advocacy at the 2022 Thrive Alliance Climate Summit

November 1, 2022

In early October 2022, Canopy staff members joined local community partners and advocates at the Climate Summit for San Mateo County hosted by Thrive Alliance, Climate Resilient Communities, Nuestra Casa, and Rise South City. This cross-sector summit focused on the critical issues affecting frontline communities in […]

Meet Beth May, Canopy’s Director of Philanthropy

October 17, 2022

Beth May (she/her) joined Canopy in October 2022 as Senior Director of Philanthropy.

As an active Palo Alto community member deeply engaged with local organizations, fundraising, and education, Beth was attracted to Canopy’s mission to grow urban tree canopy in Midpeninsula […]

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