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Meet Mel Sutton, Canopy’s Community Forestry Field Technician

February 4, 2021

Mel joined Canopy in September 2020 as Community Forestry Field Technician. They studied Urban Forestry at Iowa State before moving to California to join the Americorps. We asked Mel a few questions to get to know them better:

Mel Sutton

What were […]

North Fair Oaks mapping tool

North Fair Oaks mapping tool identifies where trees can bring the most benefit

January 8, 2021

Neighborhood tree plantings take a lot of legwork

Identifying suitable planting sites for a neighborhood tree planting takes time and resources, especially when Canopy begins work in a new area. There are many steps before planting begins: finding residents eager to […]

Masked volunteers at Canopy planting event.

What will Canopy’s tree planting season look like this year?

October 1, 2020

Canopy’s tree planting season is usually October through April or May.

Around this time, we are usually gearing up for volunteer planting events across the Midpeninsula. We spoke with Elise Willis, Canopy’s Tree Programs Director, for an update on what volunteers […]

Meet Laura Gronek, Canopy’s New Admin Specialist

October 1, 2020

Join us in welcoming Laura Gronek to the Canopy team!

February 2021 update: Laura is now Canopy’s Communications Manager, overseeing our communications channels, brand, and messaging. 

Laura is Canopy’s new Administrative Specialist. She’s new to the Bay Area by way of Atlanta, […]

Meet Indira Selvakumaraswamy, Canopy’s Volunteer Engagement Manager

September 11, 2020

Join us in welcoming Indira Selvakumaraswamy to the Canopy team!

Indira is Canopy’s new Volunteer Engagement Manager. She is a marketing and advertising professional with over a decade of experience working with non-profit clients. She is excited to bridge her passions […]

Veronica Weber, Research & Special Projects Intern

Intern Spotlight: Veronica Weber

September 4, 2020

Environmental professional Veronica Weber is bringing Canopy’s tree walks into the digital age

Veronica Weber is a graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in environmental science and management at the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Now entering […]

Nature Play Space for Preschool: TUF Project Update

May 22, 2020

Teen Urban Foresters are designing landscape for All Five Preschool in eastern Menlo Park.

Each year, Canopy’s Teen Urban Foresters (TUFs) take on a project aimed at engaging local partners and creating green spaces in their community. Last fall, their revitalization […]

Meet Edgar Echevarria, Canopy’s Community Forestry Manager

April 8, 2020

Join us in welcoming Edgar Echevarria to the Canopy team!

Edgar is Canopy’s new Community Forestry Manager. He spent several years working at Our City Forest and has amassed a wealth of knowledge about trees and nonprofit management. He is excited […]

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