Volunteer: Normanstone Trail (Rock Creek Conservancy) Community Tree Planting
December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4Free
Join us in planting a restoration of trees right off the Rock Creek Park trail. This is part of the Centennial Challenge Project in partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy. Thanks to the hard work of Rock Creek Conservancy, National Parks Service, and Casey Trees, this hillside is free of invasive weeds and ready to be planted with native trees.
**This is predicted to be a difficult planting site. All participants need to be comfortable:
All volunteers will need to maintain balance on the steep slope while planting. If you have difficulty keeping your balance, we do not recommend you volunteer at this site.
There will be a short (5-10 minute hike from the road to our planting location) make sure you provide yourself with enough time to get to the planting site on time.
** 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.
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, but it is highly encouraged to bring a water bottle.
Public Transportation: The closest Metro station is Woodley Park- Zoo which is .6 of a mile away from the planting site. The closest bus stops are near the Woodley Park-Zoo metro station; 96, L1, and L2
Parking: Street parking is available along Normanstone Dr.
Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.
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