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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.

Youth LEADership Courses can grant you admission into Yale!

Last Summer our LEAD Classes were filled to capacity so we are bringing them back by popular demand!

LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal learning environment that provides youth ages 10 to 17 with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and in life. Our courses include Personal Skills, People Skills, Management Skills, Public Speaking and Planting Supervisor Training. Check our dates below and then visit our LEAD page to register online.

Not yet convinced? Check out this Q & A with two of our LEAD alum and long-time Tree Musketeers Youth Managers about how LEAD courses and involvement with the organization can lead to acceptance at Yale!

2016 Summer LEAD

The Youth Manager Series are held Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:

Personal Skills: July 11, 13 & 14

People Skills: July 18, 20 & 21

Management Skills: July 25, 27 & 28

The Public Speaking Series will be held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from August 1st – 12th, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

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.

 

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.

Did you miss Earth Day?

If you missed our 2016 Earth Day event do not fret! There are plenty of opportunities coming up for you to get involved in greening your local community with Tree Musketeers!

Check out 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!

Looking for photos from our Earth Day event? Hold tight, they are on their way! In the mean time take a look at the results of our Arbor Day event 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.

 

A Look Back at Arbor Day 2016!

On March 5th, 2016 the City of El Segundo and Tree Musketeers held their 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration! Tall and Small volunteers came out to plant over 70 new trees, which replaced large areas of the invasive plant acacia, and to care for Trees to the Sea along Imperial Highway. The tree planting and care were followed up by lunch provided by Chevron, our Presenting Sponsor. We also had beverages and desert provided by other local businesses and a silent auction, raising funds to keep programs like Arbor Day and our Summer Leadership Courses up and running.

During our closing ceremony speeches were made by our co-founder Tara Church, Arbor Day Task Force Member Eric Busch and Scott Houston of West Basin.

Take a look at the great work our volunteers accomplished!

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.