Garfield Park holds a special historic place in D.C.’s history as one of the seventeen original federal appropriations purchased by the government in 1792. Originally identified by L’Enfant as a site for a grand cascade, the site was improved and transformed into a public park in the late nineteenth century. Despite various threats and encroachments over the years by both public and private interests, the land has remained an open public space serving the Capitol Hill area for more than two hundred years. We began restoring the canopy cover of the park in 2013, and now, four years later, we will be continuing the mission by planting 12 trees this spring.
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.
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. Indicate dietary restrictions during the online registration process. Drinking water is available throughout the event.
Public Transportation: Capitol South Metro Station (on the silver, blue and orange lines) is 0.3 miles away from our meeting location. Eastern Market Metro Station (on the silver, blue and orange lines) is 0.6 miles away from our meeting location.
Parking: There is extremely limited parking near this site. Most of the parking requires payment and has a 2-hour limit.
Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.
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