Growing Together: Reflecting on My First Six Months at Canopy

March 7, 2024

As I reflect on my first six months as the new Executive Director of Canopy, I am filled with a sense of excitement and purpose. Canopy’s mission to foster urban forestry and community engagement resonates deeply with me, and I […]

It Takes a Village: A Message from Kammy Lo

September 1, 2023

From the desk of Interim Executive Director Kammy Lo:

Dear friends,

Serving the Canopy community in the role of Interim Executive Director has been one of the greatest honors and privileges of my career, and I am very grateful for everyone who […]

Announcing Canopy’s New Executive Director – JP Renaud!

August 8, 2023

The Canopy Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Paul “JP” Renaud as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective August 15, 2023. 

About JP

JP comes to Canopy from TreePeople, Southern California’s largest environmental nonprofit organization, where he served […]

A message of support for our community during the storms

March 30, 2023

Since the New Year, waves of wet, winter storms have impacted our environment in heartbreaking ways. Beloved trees have fallen or have been damaged by windy and wet conditions, and our communities have experienced fear, loss, and property damage due […]

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A champion for urban forests: highlights from Catherine Martineau’s 18 years of leadership

March 1, 2023

From the desk of Kammy Lo, Canopy interim executive director

At the end of February, we bid farewell to Canopy’s long-serving, well-loved Executive Director, Catherine Martineau. On behalf of the entire staff team, I would like to express our deepest appreciation […]

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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, […]

Unleashing the Power of Nature in the Era of COVID-19

June 16, 2020

Written by Catherine Martineau and Yoriko Kishimoto

COVID-19 is re-making our world in myriad and fundamental ways.  Thanks to the rigorous “shelter-in-place” mandates from our prescient health officers, we are learning (knock on wood) to flatten the curve.  But what a […]

Black Lives Matter. And we all have a role to play.

June 13, 2020

Dear Canopy Friends,

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, Manuel Ellis, and countless others are the continuation of a long and brutally unjust history of systemic anti-blackness, racism, and oppression. We all have a role to […]

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