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Meet Oscar Rodriguez-Ortiz, Canopy’s 2023-24 AmeriCorps VISTA Member

August 18, 2023

Oscar Rodriguez-Ortiz (he/him) joined the Canopy team in August 2023 to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA representative for the next year. We asked Oscar a few questions to get to know him better.

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Oscar: […]

Centering Native voices and history in Canopy’s work

August 16, 2023

Canopy is committed to further educating ourselves and learning how to better serve the communities we work with. In determining which Indigenous People(s)’ land Canopy resides and works on, we sat down with Indigenous leaders and experienced nonprofits that support […]

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 […]

Meet Veronica Bustos, Canopy’s new Youth Programs Associate

July 22, 2023

Veronica Bustos (she/her) joined the Canopy team in June 2023 as Youth Programs Associate. We asked Veronica a few questions to get to know her better.

Veronica Bustos

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Veronica: I am blessed to have five […]

From Canopy Cover to Community Equity: Protecting and Managing Our Urban Forest

July 2, 2023

While community members want to protect and preserve trees, the lack of knowledge and resources often hinders their ability to be at the forefront of urban forest conservation, despite the significant community health benefits.

San Mateo County faces significant disparities in […]

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 […]

Two women smile while standing together in front of a tree trunk

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 […]

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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