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Spring Back to Kingman Island: Tree Series

Fri April 5 @ 11:00 am - Fri April 26 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Join Casey Trees this April for our tree series at Kingman Island!

Join Casey Trees and Kingman Island for our tree-focused series every Friday in April!

Weekly Tree Walk Themes:

April 5th: Junior Urban Forester Day

DCPS has the day off, and we are hosting a field trip table! Join your child on a walk with our Junior Urban Forester booklet, which encourages a safe and sensory exploration of Kingman Island. CT staff will be available to answer your wildlife and tree questions.

April 12th: History of Kingman Island Tree Walk

Join Casey Trees and the Kingman Rangers for an easy walk to explore the islands, learn about the history, and some special ecosystems.

April 19th : Earth Day – Invasive Removal and Island Clean Up

Give back to the earth and provide a hand in helping to keep the islands free of trash and invasive species. Join us for easy service time of collecting trash or helping to pull/remove invasive vines to ensure that young trees have a chance to grow. All tools provided.

April 26th: Arbor Day – City Nature Challenge

Learn how to use iNaturalist and join the global City Nature Challenge. Casey Trees staff will have resources to learn how to make a species tag and identify trees on Kingman and Heritage Islands. More information on the challenge can be found here: https://www.citynaturechallenge.org/

Requirements

Register: Please register in advance as space is limited. If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know.

Waiver: All attendees must pre-register and sign a completed participant waiver form BEFORE participating in the Tree Walk.

Youth Attendees: Youth attendees may participate with an adult supervisor present.

Clothes and shoes: Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. We recommend clothes to protect you from the sun. Please wear closed toed shoes that are comfortable for walking.

Arrival: Please arrive on time. Check in will begin at 10:30 am. We’ll gather near the trail entrance to Heritage Island along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (north of the playgrounds).

Water and sunscreen: Please bring a full water bottle and sunscreen to stay hydrated and protected from the sun during this outdoor event.

Food: No food will be provided on site, please pack in any food you would like to eat during the event. Be sure to leave no trace and pack out any trash after the event! There will be some trash cans on site.

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

Getting There

Parking: Available at RFK’s Lot 6 near 575 Oklahoma NE, 20019.

Public Transportation: The closest bus stop is Benning Rd NE & 26th St NE which is serviced by the X2 bus. The closest light rail stop is Benning Rd & Oklahoma Ave NE which is serviced by the H street- Benning train.

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.

Questions?

Contact friends@caseytrees.org with any questions.

Details

Start:
Fri April 5 @ 11:00 am EDT
End:
Fri April 26 @ 12:30 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-back-to-kingman-island-tree-series-tickets-840731750297

Venue

Kingman Island
575 Oklahoma Ave NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States

Organizer

Casey Trees
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