Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Casey Trees Events and COVID-19

We have received many inquiries regarding our upcoming volunteer events in light of COVID-19. Like you, we are doing our best to follow the ongoing developments and respond accordingly. 

Looking at the facts as they currently stand, we are cancelling all our community events through March 31, 2020. These events include: 

  • Fort Reno | Saturday, March 21
  • THEARC Farm | Friday, March 27
  • Catholic University | Saturday, March 28
  • Canopy Awards | Friday, April 24

We continue to follow and respond to the ongoing developments surrounding COVID-19. We have always, and will always, err on the side of caution to ensure your safety and this is no exception. In regards to the rest of our season, we are closely monitoring the local and national responses to COVID-19. Because news about the virus changes rapidly, we will reassess our status later this month and confirm or adjust the dates for the rest of our community events this season

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience. We will continue to email our volunteers and will update our website with information as it becomes available regarding our other upcoming volunteer events. 

A final note courtesy of Mr. Rogers:  “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” This is an evolving, uncertain time for us all. At Casey Trees, we rely on so many helpers from volunteers, partners, Members, and staff. We could not do what we have done or will do without YOU.

Remember to continue to be a helper and take COVID-19 warnings and cancellations seriously: be safe, be smart, and be conscientious by avoiding crowded places if you can, refraining from touching your face, coughing into your elbow, and please continue to thoroughly wash your hands. Know that we will continue to restore, enhance, and protect our tree canopy as we have for the last nearly two decades. 

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