Canopy Awards

The Canopy Awards

The Canopy Awards is a no-holds-barred night filled with food and drink, special guests and endless fun dedicated to celebrating D.C.’s trees and Arbor Day.

We also pay tribute to five individuals and groups that have gone above and beyond to re-tree D.C. Awesome deserves to be recognized!

Our theme, which we keep that under wraps until the big night, changes every year — so prepare to be surprised next Arbor Day Eve!

All raised funds benefit Casey Trees.

Canopy Awards Recap: 2016

The Third Annual Canopy Awards Presented by Whole Foods Market welcomed more than 500 guests to Dock5 in D.C.’s historic Union Market District to celebrate the contributions of five distinguished community leaders who have selflessly dedicated their time and energy to boosting and protecting D.C.’s tree canopy.


Venue: 2016

You don’t mess with perfection so we went back to Dock5 at Union Market — one of D.C.’s only warehouse event venues boasting 22’ high ceilings, glass garage doors and an outside dock.

Location | 1309 5th ST NE W DC


Honorees: 2016

Award for Design: District Department of Transportation
Award for Education: Ryoko Yamamoto
Award for Leadership: Councilmember Mary C. Cheh
Award for Partnership: Crispus Attucks Development Corporation
Award for Volunteer Service: Gregg Serenbetz

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Silent Auction: 2016

Each year, businesses and individuals contribute stellar goods and services to be auctioned off at the Canopy Awards. This year our guests found box tickets to Phantom of the Opera tickets at the Kennedy Center next to Chincoteague Island getaways; artisan sculptures next to gourmet wine and food; and original artwork next to autographed sports memorabilia. The array of offerings was amazing and all the proceeds benefited Casey Trees.