The Old Post Chapel serves as the memorial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery and is the setting for important national ceremonies, making this building the most significant chapel within the Department of Defense. Currently, the dignity of this important setting is diminished because of missing and dying trees. The planting of 21 trees will mitigate the incomplete and blighted landscaping that forms the backdrop for significant military formal and traditional ceremonies.
Please note: All volunteers must show a photo identification to enter the post.
The Community Tree Planting at Fort Myer is made possible thanks to our sponsor, the Army Officers’ Wives’ Club Greater Washington Area.
The Army Officers’ Wives’ Club of the Greater Washington Area (AUWCGWA) is a non-profit organization seeking to enhance the quality of life of its members and the Military District of Washington community at large.
From all of us at Casey Trees. we thank AOWCGWA for their help in making this event possible!
Public transportation is not available. Parking will be provided.
If coming from DC: Enter the post at the Wright Gate on Marshall Dr. at Meade St. just off Rte 110. Follow McNair Rd. to planting site. Signs will guide you.
If coming from Virgina: Enter the post at Hatfield Gate on Washington Blvd. at South 2nd Street.Turn right on McNair Rd. to planting site. Signs will guide you.
- All volunteers must sign a completed volunteer waiver form on the day of the event before participating. Children under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their waiver and be supervised by an adult at all times. We will ask you for personal, emergency contact, and health information during the registration process.
- No specific skills required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.
- Register in advance. Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status so we are sure to have the necessary number of volunteers.
- Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time and volunteers must be present for the tool safety demonstration at the start of the event.
- Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Closed toe shoes are required.
Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with hot coffee, tea, water and bagels. A celebratory lunch is provided at the conclusion of the event. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.
Are you a volunteer group manager? Do you want to register a large group of volunteers for one or more events (5 or more individuals)? Groups cannot sign up all of their registrants on this page, but we are happy to work with you to get volunteers registered at this event or other events this season. Register online now.
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