2011 Planting a SUCCESS!

El Quito Neighborhood "Trees for Free" Program Planting Day A Resounding Success!
March 2011
With a beautiful spring day as the back-drop, the El Quito neighborhood tree planting day started off with a kick-off event at El Quito Park.  With over 150 people in attendance, the honorable Howard Miller, mayor of Saratoga, greeted volunteers and neighbors to the kick off the event and congratulated everyone for all of the efforts that had led up to the tree planting day in our neighborhood.  Speakers included Council person Jill Hunter, Lori Ellingboe - El Quito Neighborhood Association president, Rhonda Berry - CEO Our City Forest, and Rev. Erik Swanson - Pastor of Westhope Church in Saratoga.
When the spring 2011 program is complete, we hope to have approximately 100 new trees added to our neighborhood!  An additional 30+ new trees will be added to El Quito Park later this spring (in a separate parks program initiative). 
The El Quito Neighborhood Association plans to offer future tree planting programs as revenue and planning resources are available.  If you are interested in participating or volunteering for future programs, please send an email message to elquitona@gmail.com stating your interests.  
We sincerely thank our volunteers, public officials, the Saratoga Department of Public Works, Our City Forest, and our El Quito residents who added trees to their properties to benefit our entire community.  WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU - THANK YOU!