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Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Heritage Island

November 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Join us in planting trees at Heritage Island!

This is our second community tree planting at Heritage Island! Come join us as we continue to re-tree this man-made island in the Anacostia River. 

Register now! The Tuesday before this planting, 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.


  • Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events, so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event.

  • Youth Volunteers: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their consent form and be supervised by an adult at all times. Please note you must be over 18 years of age to become a team leader.

  • Closed-toe shoes: Boots are preferred over sneakers.

  • No specific skills or tools required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.

  • Arrive on time and stay for the duration of the event. 

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

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

  • Water: Bring a water bottle or reusable cup to refill. Water will be available on site.

What to expect on site:

  • Sign-In opens at 8:30am

  • Tool safety demo is at 8:45am – If you miss the demo you cannot participate in the tree planting

  • Team leaders are announced and you begin working with your team

  • Plant 2-6 trees with your team

  • End with a celebratory lunch with your team and all that planted that day!

Group Registration
If you represent a group (5+ people), complete the Group Volunteer Information Form and we will contact you to discuss potential volunteer opportunities.

Getting There
Public TransportationThe closest Metro station is Stadium- Armory which is 1.1 miles from the planting site. The X1, X2, and X3 buses have stops on Benning road near the walking entrance to Heritage Island.

Parking: A parking lot is available on site. 

Bike ParkingBikes can be locked to nearby signs or at bike racks by the island entrance

Support Casey Trees
Donate to Casey Trees to Restore, Enhance and Protect DC’s Tree Canopy. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!


November 2, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Heritage Island
279 Oklahoma Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States