May 20, 2024 /
Christina Hester

June Events are Here

Get warmed up this June with our exciting new events! Join us as we kick off the summer with a variety of engaging activities that bring our community together and support our environment. Whether you’re passionate about tree care, eager to help control invasive species, or ready to celebrate Land Conservation Month, there’s something for everyone. Our festivities culminate in a fun and informative gathering at Hellbender Brewing Company, where we can all raise a glass to the great work being done. Can’t wait to see you out in our urban forest, making a difference and enjoying the season!

Saturday 6/1 – 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! Help clip back invasive species, remove vines, add mulch, and protect young trees within the forest patch. 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.

Friday 6/7 – DC Front Runners Pride Run 5k at Congressional Cemetery

Join us at the 12th annual Pride Run 5K at the Historic Congressional Cemetery on Friday, June 7, 2024. Registration is $45 and includes a commemorative t-shirt, medal, after party with a live DJ, and more. Come join over 1,200 runners as they kick off Pride weekend 2024 with a running start. Don’t forget to contribute to one of the charity partners when registering.

Saturday 6/8 – Fresh Farm Farmers Market at Cesar Chavez

On Saturdays, find fresh produce at the FRESHFARM Cesar Chavez Farm Stand outside Cesar Chavez High School in the Parkside neighborhood. Stop by the Casey Trees table to learn about our free tree programs!

Saturday 6/15 – Tree Care at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center 

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. You provide the volunteers, we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to care for trees. Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site.

Sunday 6/30 – Land Conservation Day Celebration at Hellbender Brewing Company

Join us on our conservation easement “Hellbender Hill” to celebrate all the benefits of protected green spaces! Casey Trees’ land conservation program aims to restore fragmented patches of urban forest, enhance urban ecosystems and public health, and protect green space for trees to grow and neighbors to connect with nature. We work with local landowners to steward natural areas and improve the conditions of those sites.

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.