On August 25th, 2016 the National Park Service (NPS) turned 100! In honor of its 100th birthday, the Park Service is celebrating the centennial all year long, and on November 12th, NPS held an award ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery for outstanding conservationists and volunteers throughout our local region.
Casey Trees was honored with the Centennial Volunteer Service Award, presented by James Pierce, a wounded warrior and army veteran who works with NPS to clean up and improve the National Mall. With support from hundreds of volunteers this year, Casey Trees inventoried thousands of trees around the National Mall including stately elms lining the Reflecting Pool, and majestic cherry trees around the Tidal Basin.
The ceremony was hosted by NPS Ranger, New Thanyachareon, who has worked with NPS for over 17 years. Here are a few photos from the event.
Check out more photos from Casey Trees events on our Flickr account.
Thank you NPS and to all our volunteers who have helped us plant, inventory, advocate and support the trees on our National Mall!
Written and photographs by Ryan Hill