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Volunteer: Mount Olivet Cemetery Community Tree Planting

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-4


Join us for our third planting in one of D.C.’s largest cemeteries. The goal of this planting is to replenish the cemetery’s tree canopy, aid in stormwater management and to beautify these historic and sacred burial grounds.

** IMPORTANT: 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. **


Registration. We require that you pre-register for our events, so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Please take a moment to register for this 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. 

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

Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. 

Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Boots are preferred over sneakers.

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

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.


Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with light breakfast fare and treated to a celebratory lunch at the conclusion. Indicate dietary restrictions during the online registration process. Drinking water is available throughout the event. 

Getting There

Public Transportation: The NoMa – Gallaudet Metro stop is about 1.7 miles from our meeting location. The meeting location can be accessed by the B2 Metrobus line.

Bike Parking: Bikes can be kept in a garage or locked to nearby signs. 

Car Parking: Free parking will be available at the cemetery entrance. Carpooling is encouraged to reduce the number of vehicles.

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Become 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. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!


October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-4
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Mount Olivet Cemetery
1300 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002 US