Rotary International President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year July 1, 2017 and Earth Day on April 22, 2018.
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise have begun a tree planting project at Camp Whittier, a 55-acre resident camp in the Santa Ynez valley. The camp lost more than 1,000 trees and sustained extensive damage in last summer's Whittier Fire.  
The trees will be funded through contributions to the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation. Our club’s goal is to plant 43 trees (one representing each active member). The trees native to the area are: Quercus agrifolia (Live Oak), Platanus racemose (Sycamore), and Umbellularia California (California Bay Tree). A contribution of $150 supports the professional planting of a 15-gallon size tree, gopher protection, deer barrier, and irrigation.
If you wish to participate in this Camp Whittier reforestation project, please contact Steve Barley. Contributions of any amount will be accepted. You may also indicate the type of tree you wish to sponsor. Checks may be made payable to: Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation and mailed to PO Box 50355, Santa Barbara, CA 93150.