The Endangered – Bees

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Bees are the fuzzy flying insects that some people love, some fear, and all benefit from.  There are 20,000 known species of bees around the globe and they help pollinate 35% of all agricultural crops.

What are you doing for Earth Day 2015?

Here are some of the ways Tree Musketeers Youth Managers are giving back!

 

Northrop Grumman Earth Day Workshop

Thurs, April 23, 12pm – 2pm

Tree Musketeer’s Youth Managers will give an informational talk on the benefits of trees to Northrop Grumman employees to celebrate Earth Day!

 

VOICE Earth Day Festival

Sat, April 25, 11am – 4pm

A fun event with food trucks, music, education, and shopping to celebrate the Planet. Stop by the Tree Musketeers table and say hello! Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

 

Come Volunteer With Us!

Wed, April 22, 3pm — Tree Care Team

Fri, April 24, 3pm — The Habitat

Sat, April 25, 10am — TLC for Trees

To sign up call 310-322-0263 or email volunteers@treemusketeers.org.

Arbor Day 2015 was a success!

On March 7th, 2015 the City of El Segundo and Tree Musketeers held their 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration! Tall and Small volunteers came out to plant over 60 trees 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, ice cream from Cold Stone and an opportunity drawing for participants that were present.

We also had speeches made by our co-founder Tara Church, State Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Autumn Burke, City of El Segundo Councilmember Marie Fellhauer and Wirt Morton, great-great grandson to Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton.

Take a look at the great work our volunteers accomplished!

Arbor Day is on its Way!

2014,3-8 Arbor Day young volunteers and YPS Tira MansbacherEl Segundo’s 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration is soon approaching! It will be a great day of service to the community and the Earth. As if that were not enough, everyone gets lunch and all donors of any amount get T-shirts. Mark your calendars for March 7, 9:30am-12:30pm and decide how you want to participate.

Volunteer! Join with hundreds of tall and small friends and neighbors who will plant and provide tender loving care to trees along Imperial Ave. in El Segundo. Click here for the Registration PDF.

Be a Leader! All volunteer teams will work under the direction of trained Youth Supervisors who are supported by Adult Partners. More are needed, so sign up for:

Youth Planting Supervisor Training (kids 10-18) on Saturday, Feb 17 from 10am-3pm (Registration Form)

Adult Partner Orientation on Thursday, Feb 19 from 5:30-7:30pm. (Registration Form)

Be a Sponsor! This investment will not be in a day, but an entire year of love for the 1,800 trees in and around El Segundo that are dependent upon Tree Musketeers. Click here for the Sponsorship PDF.

Come back often to get the latest scoop on Arbor Day or call the Youth LEADership Center at 310/322-0263.

End of year gifts & tax deduction with Tree Musketeers

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 info@treemusketeers.org. We look forward to hearing from you!




We need your help now to Save Our Trees to the Sea!

SONY DSCWe are still fundraising for the Save Our Trees to the Sea project and need YOU to give the biggest donation you can afford (any amount helps, really) to reach a $12,500 goal.

This year we have an even bigger challenge. As our arborist, youth planting supervisors and volunteers attempt to keep up with tree care during the ever-present drought we are stretching our funds to the max to ensure our Trees to the Sea continue to thrive for years to come. Trees to the Sea is a collection of 500 trees planted by Tree Musketeers tall and small volunteers between 2005 and 2008 as a green pollution barrier between the Los Angeles International Airport and El Segundo.

To give these trees a helping hand Tree Musketeers aims to raise $12,500 by November 30th. To meet this threshold would mean replenishing our tree care supplies, more water to feed these 500 thirsty trees, more volunteers to lend a helping hand at events and more young people trained as Youth Planting Supervisors.

Please make a contribution today and share the word with your friends and family! Want to help us volunteer by spreading the word among your friends and family? You can create a personal fundraiser page and connect it to our project at GlobalGiving.com. Click here to learn how.

Make a Difference Day 2014 was a success!

On October 25th, 2014  Tree Musketeers organized their 2nd Annual Make a Difference Day event. Tall and Small volunteers came out to care for our Trees to the Sea along Imperial Highway by participating in a clean-up competition. We collected 99 bags of trash and invasive plants.

Take a look at the great work by our volunteers!

New Youth Planting Supervisors and Adult Partners training

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.

 

 

Easy giving – Time to renew your Ralphs’ card!

Ralphs, Cala Foods and Bell Markets are 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.  It’s simple if you just follow these steps:

If You Have Already Registered Your Rewards Card On-Line
(This means that you have already entered your email address and have a password)
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com
2.    Click Sign In
3.    Enter your email address and password
4.    Click on ‘Account’ (in the footer at the bottom of the page)
5.    Click on Account Settings
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary
7.    Link your card to Tree Musketeers (NPO# 82396) by clicking on:
a.    Community Rewards
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of Tree Musketeers’ name

If You Have Never Registered Your Rewards Card Online
1.    Go to Ralphs Community Page
2.    Click on ‘Enroll’
3.    Follow the 5 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 ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first).
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary
7.    Link your card to Tree Musketeers (NPO# 82396) by clicking on:
a.    Community Rewards
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of Tree Musketeers’ name

To empower young people to be environmental leaders