Certified Tree Advocates, volunteers who have completed Casey Trees’ advocacy training requirements, get all sorts of fun perks. These hard-working volunteers attend community meetings, write public comments, and testify at hearings to ensure trees are a top priority as we plan for growth in Washington, D.C. In return, we offer Certified Tree Advocates exciting opportunities to sit down with decision makers, learn new skills, and celebrate their successes.
Most recently, through a partnership with Anacostia Watershed Society, Certified Tree Advocates took to the water. Captain Matt Gallagher, Anacostia Watershed Society’s Manager of Community-Based Restoration, toured our band of merry advocates up and down the Anacostia River while discussing how trees and green spaces manage flooding, filter stormwater, reduce pollution, and much, much more:
Interested in becoming a Certified Tree Advocate so you can influence local policies and development projects? Join us for Stand Up for Trees, held twice a year in early summer and late fall. This workshop is the first step towards becoming a Certified Tree Advocate with Casey Trees. After the workshop, take just four advocacy actions and you’ll become Casey Trees’ next Certified Tree Advocate! As a Certified Tree Advocate, you’ll gain access to tools and resources to bolster your advocacy work and receive exclusive invitations to advocacy classes and events. This way, we can work together to ensure that D.C. continues to be the City of Trees.