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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Volunteer Spotlight: Remembering Brooke Schryver

September 14, 2022

Brooke Schryver, well-known and loved by Canopy and many environmental nonprofits throughout the Midpeninsula, unexpectedly passed away May 2022. Brooke was an active and enthusiastic volunteer with Canopy from 2017-2021, remembered as a delightful, passionate, and fun-loving volunteer and friend. […]

Meet Lily Heidger, Canopy’s 2022-23 AmeriCorps VISTA Member

August 30, 2022

Lily Heidger (she/her) joined the Canopy team in August 2022 to serve as an AmeriCorp VISTA representative for the next year. We asked Lily a few questions to get to know her better.

Lily Heidger

What were you up to before joining […]

Meet Evany Wang, Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator

August 23, 2022

Evany Wang (she/her) joined the Canopy team in August 2022 to coordinate tree planting and surveying in Palo Alto and Mountain View. We asked Evany a few questions to get to know her better.

Evany Wang

What were you up to before […]

Meet Bria Blitch, Canopy’s Tree Programs Manager

August 15, 2022

Bria Blitch (she/her) joined the Canopy team in August 2022 to manage the trees program and staff. We asked Bria a few questions to get to know her better.

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Bria: I grew up mostly […]

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Urban Forest Groups Join with Save Our Water to Highlight Importance of Tree Care This Summer

July 17, 2022

Proper tree care vital to protect urban canopy during extreme drought

Sacramento, CA – With millions of urban trees in need of extra care due to extreme drought, Save Our Water – the State of California’s water conservation campaign – is […]

Canopy’s ultimate reading list: Narrative Books

July 7, 2022

Heading to the beach or relaxing at home for staycation? Grab one of these narrative novels and get lost in your choice of fiction, nonfiction, or historical narrative.

The Overstory by Richard Powers

An ambitious environmental fable of nine main characters that […]

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