Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Whitehurst
December 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm ESTFree
Join us in continuing to plant out Whitehurst Freeway.
We will be increasing the tree canopy in the West End and Foggy Bottom neighborhoods.
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!
Public Transportation: The closest metro station is the Foggy-Bottom GWU station, a 0.4 mile walk. Many buses have stops at Washington Circle and on Pennsylvania Ave near the planting site such as 30N, 30S, 31, 33, 38B, and D5.
Parking: Very Limited street parking nearby on L St NW.
Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.
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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!