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A Fond Farewell to Michael Hawkins

March 13, 2020

After ten years as Canopy’s Program Director, we bid a fond farewell to Michael Hawkins.

Much of what makes Canopy a strong organization today is thanks in large part to Michael’s years of leadership. His success in managing large projects and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel and Lauren Dove

February 12, 2020

Rachel and Lauren Dove

Meet Canopy volunteers, Rachel and Lauren! Rachel and Lauren are two of Canopy’s most dedicated high school volunteers. Rachel began volunteering with Canopy in 2018 and has since gotten many of her family and friends involved as […]

Meet Vanessa Wyns, Canopy’s Environmental Educator

December 5, 2019

We’re excited to welcome Vanessa Wyns to the Canopy team!

Vanessa is Canopy’s new Environmental Educator. She has taught environmental education across the world and is now bringing her enthusiasm for teaching youth about nature to Canopy. We asked Vanessa to […]

Midtown neighborhood tree planting October 5, 2019

Girl Scout Neighborhood Tree Planting Project

November 4, 2019

This summer, two local Girl Scouts, Willa and Katie, teamed up with Canopy for their Silver Award Project. They collaborated with Community Forestry Manager, Elise Willis, to organize a tree planting in their neighborhood as part of Canopy’s South Palo […]

Catherine Martineau

Celebrating Catherine Martineau’s 15 Year Anniversary of Leadership and Impact at Canopy

October 24, 2019

This fall marks Catherine Martineau’s 15 year anniversary since joining Canopy as Executive Director. To celebrate, the Canopy Board and Staff wish to offer a special (and surprise!) reflection, highlighting Catherine’s many accomplishments and her dedication to the work of […]

TUF Summer Project Recap

September 12, 2019

In this post, Canopy Teen Urban Foresters Kelly Cortes and Paola Maciel share their experience working on a project to create a community park at Bayshore Christian Ministries’ property in East Palo Alto. 

Since early July, we worked with Canopy as […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Megan Wheeler

September 9, 2019

Megan Wheeler is a PhD candidate at Arizona State University and over the summer she worked with San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and Canopy to analyze data on Palo Alto’s tree removal permits. The information gleaned from Megan’s report will […]

Christine Baker

Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Baker

June 24, 2019

Christine Baker

Meet Canopy volunteer, Christine Baker! Christine is a Palo Alto resident who has become very involved with Canopy since attending Community Forestry School in Fall 2018. She is one of Canopy’s amazing “Oak Spotters”, acting as a Survey Leader for […]

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