Help Plant 100 Trees at Stow Grove Park

Volunteers needed to plant 100 trees at Stow Grove Park (580 N. La Patera Lane)! Join City staff on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to help make a difference in our community and contribute to the sustainability of our environment for years to come.

Over the past 15 years of drought here in California, the Coast Redwoods of Stow Grove Park have declined in health. Some portions of the grove have remained strong and vigilant, while others have declined and died. With this effort of planting 100 trees, the City hopes to restore the grove for generations to come as Edgar Stow had planned when he planted the original trees in the 1930s.

All ages and experience levels are welcome! We will provide all tools, materials, and knowledge necessary to successfully plant a tree. We ask that you please bring sunscreen, a hat, comfortable boots, and work gloves. Refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by sending an email to or calling 805-562-5509.

We hope to see you there!

Pictured above left-to-right: Goleta Parks and Open Space Manager George Thomson, former Public Tree Advisory Commission Chair Jessie Altstatt, Mayor Paula Perotte, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Deborah Williams and Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Jorge Flores planting trees at Stow Grove Park in March 2023 for Arbor Week.