January 22, 2024 /
Alex Kew

Join us for Late Winter Events

As we look outside on this winter wonderland, we can’t help but be excited to get out and enjoy the snow! Join us this February for some fun ways to get moving outside even through these cold, wintery days. Get your hands dirty doing some wintertime tree care by mulching trees or pulling invasives.

Prefer to connect with us from the comfort of your cozy home? Join us virtually at our Tree Advocacy workshop to learn how you can be a DC tree advocate this Performance Oversight season. You can also find us at the Naturally Latinos conference virtually and in person, or take a stroll with us to learn about trees on beautiful Kingman Island.

Friday 1/26 – Community Tree Care at Elesavetgrad Cemetery

Celebrate Tu B’Shvat by giving back to the community! This event is being put on as part of Casey Trees’ involvement in the Capital Jewish Museum’s Nights at the Round Table: Conversations about Environmental Justice event. Help Casey Trees care for young trees! Your help with weeding, mulching and watering these vulnerable trees will give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy.

Friday 1/26 – Nature Forward Presents: Naturally Latinos Conference

Themed “Perteneciendo: Nuestras Raíces, Nuestra Tierra (Belonging: Our Roots, Our Earth),” this multi-media experience will offer virtual (Wednesday and Thursday) and in-person (Friday) dialogue, presentations and performances focused on the needs and interests of Latine environmental professionals, environmental justice advocates, educators, and nature enthusiasts.

Wednesday 1/31 – Advocacy Virtual Brown Bag Workshop 

Join staff from Casey Trees’ Policy & Land Conservation team as we explore what it means to be an advocate for both the environment and your community. This workshop will be focused on the District government’s Annual Performance Oversight, which is the largest opportunity for advocates and organizations to interact with District agencies. We will discuss what Performance Oversight is, process of signing up to testify, and helpful hints on how to testify.

Saturday 2/10 – Community Conservation at Langdon Park

Join Casey Trees as we continue our work at Langdon Park to conserve the forest patch and care for young trees! You provide the volunteers, we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to remove invasives and care for trees. Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split up into groups and begin working throughout the park.

Saturday 2/24 – Tree Walk at Kingman Island

Join Casey Trees and forester Sam Nelson for a tree-focused nature walk on Kingman Island on Saturday, February 24th! Together, we’ll identify trees as we move from winter to spring, while also discussing climate change, plant philosophy, and the eco-social history of Heritage and Kingman Islands. While it will be an easy-paced walk, please note there may be muddy or uneven surfaces. No prior tree ID experience or books will be needed; we encourage all to attend.

If you love attending our events, consider donating to Casey Trees to help keep our programming going! Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors, and volunteers like you to make our work possible. And consider becoming a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all.