Volunteer: Armed Forces Retirement Home Community Tree Planting

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Volunteer: Armed Forces Retirement Home Community Tree Planting
April 8, 2017 9:00 am
April 8, 2017 12:30 pm
Armed Forces Retirement Home
140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC, 2011, United States

Help the Armed Forces Retirement Home add 25 trees to its campus in the next phase of their 200-acre woodland reforestation project.

** IMPORTANT: The Tuesday before this planting, we will send a logistics and directions email with detailed information about how to get to the site. You will receive this email ONLY if you are signed-up for this planting. **


**You must bring a government-issued form of identification (i.e. driver’s license, passport, D.C. Identification Card) in order to enter the Armed Forces Retirement Home premises.**

Registration: To ease the registration process, please bring a completed volunteer waiver form with you to the planting. If you do not have access to a printer, we will have some waivers on hand.

Youth Volunteers: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their consent form and be supervised by an adult at all times.

No specific skills required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.

Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Boots are preferred over sneakers.

Animals: No animals are allowed into the event, except for service animals.

Group Registration

If you represent a group (5+ people), complete the Group Volunteer Information Form and we will contact you to discuss potential volunteer opportunities.


Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with light breakfast fare and treated to a celebratory lunch at the conclusion of the event. Indicate dietary restrictions during the online registration process. Drinking water is available throughout the event.

Getting There

Public TransportationThe Georgia Ave / Petworth Metro Station on the Green Line is about 0.8 miles away from the Armed Forces Retirement Home. There are also several bus lines that that service the area, including the H8.

Parking: Ample parking is available after entering through the gates. Casey Trees signs will be placed to guide vehicles to parking lots 3 or 5.

Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to a bike rack located near the registration location.

Support Casey Trees

Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!