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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.

Tree Musketeers President Finalist in ACTrees’ Volunteer of the Year Award

Julian MDD2013Tree 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.

Memory Tree Planting Season Is Here

Tree planting season all over the world varies by geography and coincides with the dormant months for trees. In California, we plant trees November through March. Tree Musketeers hosted the first Memory Tree planting of the season on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Two more opportunities to plant or adopt a living tribute for a special person or event are January 22 and February 26, 2012.

Make your reservation as early as possible since these very intimate plantings are limited to a maximum of 10 trees. Memory Tree reservation form.

Beyond keeping beautiful memories alive (literally), Memory Trees enlarge the community forest by forming a lush passive park and each one is a living clean air machine to help curb global warming. The public is invited to participate.

7,523 New 3×3 Campaign Trees!

From Romania to Virginia kids all over the world are picking up their shovels and joining the movement. In Kisii, Kenya, Wide Rescue Initiative (WIRIO) is certainly the 3×3 Campaign’s most active partner. Most recently 120 youth, in Kisii, Kenya, planted and registered an additional 2,500 trees. Learn more about what kids are doing for the environmental movement around the world.
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Presidential Service Award

In January, TREE MUSKETEERS became a Certified Organization, meaning the volunteer hours you contribute to TREE MUSKETEERS can help you receive one of the Presidential Service Awards. To learn more about how to earn your Presidential Service Award visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

To get started tracking your hours, contact Eileen at volunteers@treemusketeers.org. She will provide you with the information you will need from TREE MUSKETEERS.