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National Public Lands Day Tree Care at Fort DuPont

Sat September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join Casey Trees as we partner with NACE and NEEF for the 29th annual National Public Lands Day

Join Casey Trees as we partner with the National Capitol Parks East and National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) for the 29th annual National Public Lands Day

NEEF’s National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

Help Casey Trees as we care for young trees at Fort Dupont on Saturday, September 23rd as a part of this impactful nation-wide day of service. Your help with weeding, invasive removal 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. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split up into groups and begin caring for trees 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 Tree Care event.

Youth Volunteers: Youth volunteers may participate with an adult supervisor.

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.

Getting There

The entrance to Fort Dupont Park can be found at the intersection of F Street and Minnesota Ave SE. Follow the Casey Trees Event signs down the road to the parking lot near the horse stable, where you will find registration.

Public Transportation: The closest Metro station is Benning Road on the Orange/Blue Line. The U2, V7, V8 and V9 Metrobus lines all stop close to the entrance of the park.

Parking: There is street parking near the site. Parking is available in the grassy area near the horse stables (where the registration tent will be located).

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


Sat September 23
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Fort DuPont Park
Fort DuPont Park
Washington, DC 20019 United States


Casey Trees