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Class: Team Leader Training

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Free

Do you want to play a greater role in increasing the District’s canopy cover? If so, consider becoming a Casey Trees Team Leader at either our community tree plantings or inventories!

Community Tree Plantings:
The foundation for a tree’s health and longevity is established the day it is planted. As a Tree Planting Team Lead, you will learn how to prepare a tree planting site and properly plant a tree to ensure its survival, as well as the techniques critical to maintaining tree health, including mulching and watering.

Tree Inventories:
Park Inventories are the cornerstone to planning, managing and maintaining the cities urban green spaces. As a Park Inventory Team Lead, you will learn how to collect a variety of tree data including tree species, tree health and more to advance the field of urban forestry as we gain more knowledge about the trees in our area.

What is a Team Leader?
Our Team Leaders play a vital role in our community tree planting and inventory program. Team Leaders lead teams of 3-5 volunteers at our events that happen throughout the spring, summer, and fall. You will be responsible for: (1) Safety of the team, (2) Executing proper techniques taught in the Team Leader Training, and of course, (3) Ensuring that your team is having a great time!

Process for Becoming a Team Leader: 

1. Attend both of the two required trainings for your chosen path. 

Inventory trainings – Wednesday, August 21st (6:30-8pm) and Saturday, August 24th (9am-1pm).
– Wednesday, August 21st (Casey Tree’s Office: 3030 12th St. NE, Washington DC): Classroom portion reviewing the expectations and benefits of being a Team Leader, how to manage volunteers, and an introduction into urban forestry.
– Saturday, August 24th (Turkey Thicket Recreation Center: 1100 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington DC): Field session where we will learn how to collect the measurements needed to complete a park inventory.

Tree Planting Trainings – Wednesday, August 21st (6:30-8pm) and Saturday, September 14th (9am-1pm)

– Wednesday, August 21st (Casey Tree’s Office: 3030 12th St. NE, Washington DC): Classroom portion reviewing the expectations and benefits of being a Team Leader, how to manage volunteers, and an introduction into urban forestry.

– Saturday, September 14th (The Fransican Monestary: 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington DC): Field session where we will focus on the mechanics of planting a tree and managing a team of volunteers.

2. Attend Three Events (planting or inventory) as a Team Leader Candidate. After you take the class, volunteer at a minimum of two events in the same season as the workshop under the guidance of a mentor. Pass with flying colors from your mentor and we will graduate you to a full-fledged Team Leader!

Who Should Attend?

Open to the general public for anyone interested in supporting our nation’s capital by leading volunteers to successfully plant and manage our city’s trees! After you are a certified Team Leader, we ask that you attend at least 1 planting per season.

Requirements

  • Registration. We require that you pre-register for our events, so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Please take a moment to register for this event.
  • Please note you must be over 18 years of age to become a team leader.
  • No specific skills required. We will teach you the skills necessary to planting and inventorying a tree.
  • Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time.
  • Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather.
  • No animals are allowed into the event, except for service animals.

Meals

All attendees will be provided with a light dinner on Wednesday evening. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.Saturday’s class will include a lite breakfast/ snacks and a celebratory lunch.

Getting There – Casey Trees Office

Public Transportation. The closest metro station is Brookland which is half a mile from our offices. The H8 and H9 buses make stops on 12th street beside our office.

Parking. A small parking lot is available on site. Street parking is also plentiful and free.

Bike Parking. A bike rake is located next to the building.

Support Casey Trees

Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!

Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/class-team-leader-training-tickets-65558161225

Venue

Casey Trees Office
3030 12th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States