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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS : Plant Trees in the District


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Guest Dan Smith

Volunteers are invited to plant trees in any of 13 community projects this spring with Casey Trees, the District-based nonprofit organization working to restore the tree canopy in the Nation’s Capital. Volunteers with no previous experience will be teamed with experienced Citizen Foresters to plant trees in projects developed with neighborhood groups and civic organizations. All events are free. Tools, training and refreshments are provided. Saturday events are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is one weekday event on Tuesday April 8th (see below). In the event of severe weather, cancellation information will be available by phone at 202-833-4010 by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

 

Groups of 5 or more should contact volunteer coordinator Karen Payne ahead of time by phone at 202-349-1909 or by email at: kpayne@caseytrees.org. Volunteers are asked to sign a release form at the event. Youth under 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian. Those under 16 must also be accompanied by an adult. Casey Trees planting events are a great way to meet others from the community while helping to re-green District neighborhoods. Volunteers are encouraged to register online for these events at

 

http://www.caseytrees.org.

 

Spring 2008 Casey Trees Community Tree Planting Schedule:

 

Sat. 3/15 - Rosedale Estate Grounds, 3500 blk of Newark St., NW, Ward 3

Sat. 3/22 - USPS Friendship Station, 4005 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ward 3

Sat. 3/29 - North Portal Estates, 16th St. & N. Portal Dr., NW, Ward 4

Sat. 4/5 - Klingle Woods, 3020 Klingle Rd., NW, Ward 3

Tues. 4/8 - AU Child Development Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Ward 3

Sat. 4/12 - Ingraham Triangles, 1st St. & New Hampshire Ave., NW, Ward 4

Sat. 4/12 - Hillcrest Rec Center, 3100 Denver St., SE, Ward 7

Sun. 4/13 - Hardy Park, 45th & Q Sts., NW, Ward 3

Sat. 4/19 - Embassy of Zambia, 2419 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Ward 2

Sun. 4/20 - Carrollsburg Square Condo, M & 4th Sts., SW, Ward 6

 

Sun. 4/20 - Pleasant Park, 63rd & Clay St., NE, Ward 7

 

Sat. 4/26 - Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Ward 4

 

Sat. 5/3 - Faith Presbyterian Church, 4161 S. Capitol St., SW, Ward 8

 

Neighborhood groups and organizations wishing to plant trees in their community next spring should submit an RFP (Request for Planting) Application to Casey Trees by June 15. The form is available online at

 

http://www.caseytrees.org

 

For more information contact Matthew Fried at 202-349-1891.

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