The Endangered – Gorilla

By Fernando Aguilar, Youth Manager

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Baby Gorilla by William Dorgan (https://flic.kr/p/9VuE5)

The civil unrest in the Republic of Congo has taken its toll on the Eastern Lowland Gorilla. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla rests in the lowland rain forests in eastern Congo. As a result, its home has decreased from 8,100 square miles (about the size of the state of Massachusetts) to about 4,600 square miles in the past fifty years.

Come lend a helping hand for Big Sunday!

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Come help care for our famous Memory Trees and Trees to the Sea. Volunteers will be spreading mulch, removing invasive species and watering the trees to prepare them to be healthy and more beautiful than ever for the approaching summer.

The event will take place on May 22 from 10 am to 12 noon.

For info and to sign up contact Charming Yu at 310-322-0263 or volunteers@treemusketeers.org

 

 

Earth Day 2016 is coming up!

We are holding an Earth Day Event to give care to our Trees to the Sea. Join the Community Clean Up on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016!

Volunteers, both tall and small, are invited to participate. Want to lead a group? We would love to have you as one of our team leaders!

Want to dig in with us? Register here.

The Endangered – Leatherback Turtle

The largest sea turtle that we know of is called the Leatherback Turtle, and it also migrates the most, as we see in Finding Nemo! When the Leatherback Turtle migrates, it crosses the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans going from the coral Triangle all the way to the California coast. According to the IUCN, the Leatherback Turtle is listed as vulnerable, but many sub-populations are critically endangered.

 

Tree Musketeers Supports Vote With Your Mission

VoteYourMission-logo-ENGLISHIf all of us who work and volunteer in Tree Musketeers voted, wouldn’t we have better policies and funding for our trees in particular and planet in general?

That’s why Tree Musketeers is proud to sign on to Vote with Your Mission, a nonpartisan voter initiative sponsored by the California Association of Nonprofits to get 100% of nonprofit staff and volunteers to vote.

Just think of what could happen if more people voted with the ideals and values that they bring to the nonprofit sector.  Just think of what is possible if we are able to galvanize the voting power of the nonprofit community.VWYMPoster2015.8x11.English

So, all of us involved with Tree Musketeers – volunteers, staff, and board – let’s do our part and vote on November 8.

Together, we can ensure that our voices – as citizens as well as participants of nonprofit organizations – are heard on Election Day.  For more information and to sign on, visit www.votewithyourmission.org.

The Endangered – Blue Whale

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Blue Whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These amazing marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and about 200 tons (181 metric tons). They often spend summers feeding in polar waters and undertake lengthy migrations towards the Equator as winter arrives. Read more about this amazing creature here.

Arbor Day is Almost Here!

Arbor Day Window Poster 2016What is Arbor Day? Arbor Day is a day to celebrate, plant and care for trees. Arbor Day is Tree Musketeers’ largest annual event, with hundreds of volunteers participating.

When is Arbor Day? We will next celebrate Arbor Day on March 5, 2016.  In California, Arbor Week is observed in March. National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, but most states however plan it to coincide with optimal planting season. To know where your state celebrates Arbor Day, visit this interactive map.

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Volunteer! Use the form below to sign up to volunteer with us on Arbor Day.

Sponsor a tree! Sponsor the planting of new trees or care for years to come. A donation as small as $5 for children and $10 for adults will get you the official Arbor Day T-Shirt! Check out individual sponsorship levels here.

Sponsor the event! Sponsorship packages are available for $500 to $10,000. How much impact will you have? Become a sponsor here.

Be a Leader!  All volunteer teams will work under the direction of trained Youth Planting Supervisors who are supported by Adult Partners. More are needed, so if you are a trained YPS or APT sign up ASAP!

Arbor Day is all about giving back to the community and its trees – it cannot happen without you! We promise you a day of fun, hope and greening the community.

 

Sign ups for Arbor Day are now Closed. Thank you for your interest!

The Endangered Adelie Penguins

AdeliepinguinThe Adelie Penguins are one the smallest and most commonly found penguin in the Antarctic. They are quite clumsy on land but are amazing swimmers that can dive down to 180m. Although they tend to catch their prey much closer to the surface, they are very playful in the water. They are usually found in colonies of hundreds. The Penguins are listed near threatened despite their increasing numbers, but the population could decline massively with climate change and other penguins coming in better adapted for the climate change.

The Endangered – Legless Lizard

800px-Juvenile_Burtons_Legless_Lizard_(Lialis_burtonis)_(8692550148)The Baja California Legless Lizard is a largely unknown species, and is often mistaken for a snake. You can learn more about them in this month’s The Endangered article and then come and volunteer with Tree Musketeers at the Habitat to help repopulate their native habitat!

To empower young people to be environmental leaders