Last month six youth participated in planting 250 trees at the Njap Water Catchment Facility in Nkambe Central of the North West Region of Cameroon. Partners for the Planet has had almost one million trees planted for its 3×3 Campaign. Will you join them?
It’s the end of the year and whether you are looking for a tax-deduction or gifts that make a difference for your loved ones, we have you covered at Tree Musketeers!
Your donation to support our work in the South Bay and around the world is 100% tax-deductible. You can donate online or send your contribution to: 305 Richmond St., El Segundo, CA 90245. Checks are payable to “Tree Musketeers.”
Tree Musketeers is a nonprofit organization with a 501 (c) 3 status under Internal Revenue Code. Our EIN is 95-4277842.
Our Store is full of great ideas for meaningful gifts, such as Marcie the Marvelous Tree’s Autobiography, Earth Cards or our One in a Million Poster. When shopping online, remember to use AmazonSmile and GoodShop: once you’ve said you want to support Tree Musketeers, we will receive a percentage of what you spend.
You can also adopt or plant a tree to honor the people you love. Learn more on our Memory Tree page. Our next Memory Tree Plantings will be on January 24th & February 28th, 2015 at 1pm on Memory Row.
For any questions, feel free to call our office at (310) 322-0263 or to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Each year TREE MUSKETEERS organizes several sessions to train new Youth Planting Supervisors and orient new Adult Partners.
Youth Planting Supervisors and Adult Partners are instrumental to the work of TREE MUSKETEERS: they ensure professional youth leadership in all our volunteer activities.
TREE MUSKETEERS has developed a team of young people – Youth Planting Supervisors (YPS) – who are trained, according to ISA guidelines, to lead proper tree planting and care events. These young leaders work alongside other kids and adults to expand our local Urban Forest. In addition to leading tree plantings, Youth Planting Supervisors serve as representatives and leaders of TREE MUSKETEERS and the environmental movement at tree care events, fairs and other events. Learn more and sign up here.
The Adult Partners Team (APT) is comprised of adults of all ages to serve as mentors for youth volunteering at TREE MUSKETEERS. APT creates a solid support system for both at-risk and mainstream youth. APT members come from the residential and business communities, and volunteer for a comfortable level of participation. Options range from serving as an occasional adviser to committing to mentor one child for a longer term or working with a youth ordered by courts or schools to perform community service. Learn more and sign up here.
We are reaching the end of a busy educational summer. Our Youth Manager Series just came to an end and the Public Speaking Class runs until the end of next week. Our students will receive their certificate during an official ceremony at El Segundo’s City Council Chamber on Monday 11th starting at 7 pm.
Catherine Magruder, who teaches the Public Speaking Class will host the party, which will also include a speaking contest. We hope you will attend the ceremony to encourage our young speakers and congratulate all graduates.
Starting June 25th at 9am PST and for a few hours only, our “Growing Young Leaders and Trees” project on GlobalGiving will see all donations $10-1,000 matched 100% by Microsoft as part of their Youth Spark program. That means that if you give $25, we’ll get $50!
Please consider giving now, while there are still funds to distribute, to support our efforts to empower young environmental leaders and to care for our urban forest.
For many areas in California, 2013 closed as the driest year on record. The state of California has been in a state of emergency concerning water usage since January of 2014. the governor has called on all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20%.
These facts are terrifying, but not immobilizing. Tree Musketeers is launching a campaign to decrease water usage in daily life. Find out about the general campaign on the campaign page. We are approaching water conservation in a series of topics. For the first topic, we are focusing on conservation in the kitchen. Below are some tips you can use to decrease the water you use while in the kitchen:
- Turn the faucet off when it is not absolutely necessary.
- Wash produce in a washbowl instead of under running water.
- Use the washbowl water after finished to water houseplants.
- Cooking water can also be used to water plants if you let it cool first.
- Very hot cooking water can be used to kill weeds.
- For pans and burnt on food, soak the pan in water and scrub later.
- Install a low flow faucet on your sink.
- Don’t use water to defrost frozen foods, leave them in the fridge overnight.
- Use an eco friendly dishwasher and only run it when its full.
- Compost your food waste rather than pushing it down the sink.
- Install an outdoor sink and route drain to garden. Use when washing things such as vegetables and other non-meat items.
- Use a minimum of cooking water when making noodles or potatoes.
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Tree Musketeers is honored to announce that its President and Youth Manager Julian Poyourow was selected as a finalist for the Alliance for Community Trees 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.
“Volunteers are the heart of local tree nonprofits, providing the resources and energy that make tree planting and care possible,” says Carrie Gallagher, ACTrees Executive Director. “Julian Poyourow models the ideals of stewardship, giving, professionalism, and leadership.”
Since the day he walked into Tree Musketeers’ office in 2007 at age 11, Julian Poyourow has become indispensable to the organization. In six years, he has accumulated more than 1,000 hours of volunteering, including more than 200 hours for 2013 only. Going through LEAD Courses at Tree Musketeers and spending time caring for trees in afternoons and week-ends, Julian quickly took on a leadership role when becoming a Youth Manager and later a Board Member for the organization. He currently serves as its President.
We found an easy and yummy way for everyone to support youth and trees! On March 15, get a sub at Jersey Mike’s in El Segundo and present this flyer to get Tree Musketeers 15% of the generated sales.
The restaurant is located at the corner of Sepulveda and Mariposa: 530 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245. It will be open from 10 am to 10 pm, giving you plenty of time to stop by with your friends and family!
Don’t forget to bring your flyer (you can print at home or stop by our office to get yours):