Tree Musketeers is looking for a Manager of Tree Programs!

Tree Musketeers seeks an individual with a unique combination of urban forestry experience and strong interpersonal qualities who is equally comfortable digging in the dirt, teaching classes or conducting business. Kids will be able to identify with the ideal candidate who will also be computer literate, demonstrate accountability and possess organizational skills. The Forestry Manager must be a Certified Arborist, or have three years of full-time experience in arboriculture, or possess a two-year degree in arboriculture and two years of practical experience, or a four-year degree in a related field and one year of practical experience.

Easy giving – Time to renew your Ralphs’ card!

Ralphs is committed to helping community groups grow and prosper through the Community Contributions Program. It’s the easiest way in town for you to help TREE MUSKETEERS!

September 1, 2015 is the beginning of the Community Contribution Program year, and this is the time when we all must re-register our cards. 

NEW THIS YEAR!! As of September 1, 2016 the Scan Bar letters are no longer valid. The Scan Bar letters will no longer work at the register which makes this a great time for all your participants to create an online account or re-enroll at their online account. While online, it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about all the savings we offer.

Here’s How to Register!

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ONLINE
NOTE: We have a secured website, these procedures apply to everyone who has not entered their email address and assigned a password.

  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click on ‘No Account’ Register
  3. Follow the easy steps to create an online account
  4. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
  5. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘Sign In’, enter your email address and password.
  6. View all your information and edit as necessary
  7. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
    a. Community Rewards – Enroll
    b. Type in the NPO # for Tree Musketeers (NPO# 82396)
    c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
    d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE (This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Enter your email address and password
  4. Click on ‘Your Name’ (In the top right hand corner)
  5. View all your information and edit as necessary
  6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
    a. Community Rewards – Re-Enroll
    b. Type in the NPO # for Tree Musketeers (NPO# 82396)
    c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your org

Don’t have access to the internet? Register by calling Ralphs at 800-443-4438.

You’re Invited! LEAD Graduation: August 15th

We are reaching the conclusion of a busy and educational summer. Our Youth Management Series ended in July and the Public Speaking Class ended just last week. Our students will receive their certificate during an official ceremony at El Segundo’s City Council Chamber on Monday, August 15th starting at 7 pm.

Catherine Magruder, who teaches the Public Speaking Class will host the gathering, which will also include a speaking contest. We hope you will attend the ceremony to encourage our young speakers and congratulate all graduates.

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The Endangered – Chimpanzee

By Talia Gerard, Youth Manager

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Going for a ride – By Drew Perry

Chimpanzees, originated from Africa, are categorized as great apes. A common misconception about Chimpanzees are that they are monkeys, this is false. A big thing that differentiates them is that monkeys have tails while Chimpanzees do not. Chimpanzees are very similar to human beings, as we share 98% of DNA; therefore it is important that we keep these animals from becoming extinct.

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.

The Endangered – Sea Lion


by Lina McDermott, Youth Manager

Sea Lions are, as their name suggests, ocean animals. They are heavy animals most known for their external ear flaps and ability to walk on all fours. There are many different types of Sea Lions living in different climates, from subarctic to tropical. Not all sea lions are considered endangered, though. The IUCN Red List shows the Australian, New Zealand, and Galápagos Sea Lions as endangered animals.

 

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.

Did you miss Earth Day?

Did you miss our 2016 Earth Day event? Do not fret! Check out our event gallery below and sign up for future volunteer opportunities with Tree Musketeers!

View our Volunteer Calendar for upcoming event dates and details. Are you a large community or corporate group? Give us a call at (310) 322-0263 and ask for our Volunteer Manager, Charming, or send her an email at volunteers@treemusketeers.org!


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.

To empower young people to be environmental leaders