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Marvin Gaye Park Invasive Removal Clean Up

Wed June 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us as we remove invasive species at Marvin Gaye Park alongside our partners APACC, DOEE, DPR, WABA, Casey Trees, and more!

Join us at Marvin Gaye Park to clean up our green space and take down some invasive species! We will be collecting trash, helping with beaver management, and removing invasive species.

Sponsored by Anacostia Parks and Community Collaborative (APACC), DOEE Volunteer Network, Clean City DC, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE), Washington Parks and People, Washington Area Bike Association (WABA), and Casey Trees.

Free lunch provided to all volunteers curtesy of APACC!

You provide the volunteers, we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to remove invasives and care for this green space. 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.

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.

Who should attend?

Anyone! Open to the general public, you do not need any prior experience to join us and on-site training will be provided.


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 who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may attend our events with a parent or guardian.

Clothes and shoes: Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. We recommend long pants and other protections for sun, bugs and poison ivy. Please wear closed toed shoes, 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 staff.

Arrival: Arrive on time. Check-in opens 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.

COVID-19 Policy: Casey Trees is now requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend our events. One of the following options will demonstrate proof of vaccination:

– A physical Center for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccination Card

– A digital copy/photo of a CDC Vaccination Card

– A COVID-19 Verification App such as VaxYes or CLEAR

Please bring a photo ID and one of the above listed options to provide proof of vaccination. You may not be asked to show proof of vaccination during our outdoor event, however you may need to show proof of vaccination to use any indoor facilities.

Getting There

Public Transportation: The Metrobus stop for this location is Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE & Minnesota Ave NE, served by bus V2, V4,U4,U7. The Minnesota Ave Metro is also an 8min walk away.

Parking: Street parking may be limited.

Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs

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.


Reach out to volunteer@caseytrees.org with any questions


Wed June 14
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT


Lederer Recreation Center
4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20019 United States


Casey Trees