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Canopy Awards – Get Ready!

The Fourth Annual Canopy Awards is only 3 DAYS AWAY!

We’ve been toiling away planning and we can’t wait to show off! While we’ve hinted at a few things, the night will still be full of surprises. Heineken and Republic Restoratives are stocking the bar with delicious concoctions and Shake Shack will be rocking the grill and surprising us with a never-before-tested Shake.

But there is one thing still missing — you!

If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, hop to it! Tickets are limited and prices increase at the door. Don’t be left out – Get your tickets today!

 

Whoa, We’re Halfway There – Spring Planting Season Update

It feels like Opening Day was yesterday, but believe it or not, we’re just about halfway through our spring planting season! Let’s take stock of all the work we’ve accomplished this somewhat bizarre spring.

More than 528 adult volunteers have already helped us plant 444 trees in eight locations and eight schools across the District through our Tree Planting programs. Check out our Flickr account for photos from this season’s plantings.

There is no rest for the weary though as we still have eight more planting sites across D.C. to go! We’re ending the season with a bang: two planting the same day! We’ll be planting at Francis Field and Dog Park in Northwest D.C. and Common Greens/Amidon Field in Southwest D.C. on May 13.

Bummed that these are full? Check out our classes and inventories throughout the summer!

Get Ready for National Volunteer Week

April is a pretty busy month here in the urban forestry world. We have Earth Day, the Canopy Awards, Arbor Day, and last but not least – National Volunteer Week! This nationwide celebration of volunteers allows organizations to step back and truly thank the people that make it all happen.

Our volunteers are crucial every step of the way. Without them our impact on the city (over 24,000 trees) would be significantly less. Whether you’ve volunteered at a community tree planting (leading, planting trees, or helping with registration), tackled a park inventory, advocated for trees, done outreach, or cared for trees, you’ve beautified your city, contributed to the greater good, and helped re-tree D.C.

We’ll kick off National Volunteer Week on April 24 with our 2016 numbers – how many hours do you think volunteers have contributed? How many trees do you think they planted? You’ll find out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The fun continues as we celebrate Team Leaders extraordinaire Kerrin and Greg Nishimura at the Canopy Awards on Arbor Day Eve, April 27!

Looking to get back out there and volunteer with us? Join us on Arbor Day as we survey trees surrounding the Washington Monument, on May 5 as we take on our biggest planting at Suitland Parkway, on May 6 as we survey iconic Rawlins/Walt Whitman Park or on May 27 as we tackle the Southwest section of the Washington Monument to inventory trees. Bummed that Community Tree Plantings fill up so quickly? Consider becoming a member of Casey Trees to take advantage of all its perks, including early registration!

We’ll see you April 24 for the big numbers reveal and to commend our volunteers all week long.

Impress Your Friends…

Does this sound familiar? You find yourself walking around a park, on a hike, or shuffling to work, and you come across a beautiful, unusual, large, or odd tree. Do you wonder to yourself – what the heck is that? If that rings any bells – or you’re just interested in learning more about trees – join us at Trees 201.

During this training you not only learn how to identify trees commonly found in Washington, D.C., but you will be able to immediately put those skills to the test! After the classroom session, we head out into the field to inventory the Kennedy Recreation Center. Inventorying helps us get an idea of trees found in the area, track them, and analyze how they are helping us and the environment.

This is a great way to spend some time outdoors, contribute to your community and the environment, and learn something new!

Coming Soon to an Event Near You

Between rugby games, festivals, store openings, forums, panels, Casey Trees has done just about everything in the DMV. But that doesn’t mean we want to rest on our laurels, it means we’re hungry for more.

Think your event, neighborhood festival, panel, or open house could benefit with a dash of urban forestry flair? Let us know! We consider community engagement and education central to our mission. Members of our staff participate in festivals, forums, panels and conferences year-round. We would love to hear where you want to see us next.

Feeling creative? We especially love fun, new and engaging partnerships. Have an idea? Send it to us at friends@caseytrees.org. We’ll see you out there!