Blog Post By Casey Manning

Advocate for greener parks

Did you know that this July marks 30 years of Parks and Recreation Month?

Celebrate by advocating to make D.C. parks more green and tree-filled at a special Tree Advocates meet up this July 23 at the Casey Trees Headquarters.

Guest speakers include Keith Anderson, Director of D.C.’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and Peter Harnik of the Trust for Public Land, founder of both the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail. Both will share their thoughts on the importance of green spaces and their vision for providing more and better places for people to appreciate nature, exercise, socialize and have fun.

As an attendee, you will also be part of a big ask — getting DPR to adopt a 50 percent canopy goal for city park land, which currently sits at 36 percent canopy coverage. Your presence and support can make a huge difference in getting that ask accepted.


Tree Advocates Meeting

Thursday, July 23
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Casey Trees headquarters


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