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Arbor Day Community Tree Planting: Emery Heights Community Center

Fri April 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us this Arbor Day to plant trees at Emery Heights Community Center

Join us this Arbor Day as we plant trees at Emery Heights Community Center!

You provide the volunteers, we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to plant the trees. Participants will receive a hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will be split up into groups supervised by a trained volunteer Team Leader and begin planting trees throughout the park.

This planting is presented in partnership with Forbright Bank.

Register now! The week before this event, we will send a logistics and directions email with detailed information about how to get to the site. You will receive this email ONLY if you are signed-up for this planting.

Requirements

Register: Register in advance. Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status so we are sure to have the necessary number of volunteers.

Waiver: All volunteers must pre-register and sign a completed volunteer waiver form BEFORE participating in the volunteer event.

Youth Volunteers: Youth volunteers may participate with a parent or guardian.

Clothes: Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. We recommend long pants and other protections for sun, bugs and poison ivy.

Shoes: Close toed shoes required, boots are preferred over sneakers.

Skills: No specific skills or tools required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers work alongside experienced Team Leaders and staff.

Arrival: Arrive on time. Check-in opens at 8:00am, a half hour prior to the indicated start time and volunteers must be present for the tool safety demonstration at the start of the event.

Water: Bring a full water bottle! Water will be available on site if needed.

Food: No food will be provided on site, please pack in any food you would like to eat during the event.

Animals: No animals are allowed into the event, except for service animals.

What to expect on site:

Sign-In opens at 8:00am

Tool safety demo is at 8:30am – If you miss the demo you cannot participate in the tree planting

Team leaders are announced and you begin working with your team

Plant 2-3 trees with your team

Getting There

Parking: Limited parking available. Street parking is available on nearby roads.

Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.

Public Transportation: The nearest bus line is Georgia Ave NW & Madison St NW served by bus 70.

Support Casey Trees

Donate to Casey Trees to Restore, Enhance and Protect D.C.’s Tree Canopy! 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.

Questions?

Reach out to volunteer@caseytrees.org with any questions

This planting is presented in partnership with Forbright Bank.

Venue

Emery Heights Community Center
5701 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States

Organizer

Casey Trees
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