- This event has passed.
Volunteer: Rock Creek Cemetery Community Tree Planting
May 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDTFree
Known for its mature native trees, monuments and sculptures, Rock Creek Cemetery functions as both a burial ground and public park. Join us in adding trees to one of D.C.’s most beautiful and culturally significant cemeteries.
** 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: To ease the registration process, please bring a completed volunteer waiver form with you to the planting. If you do not have access to a printer, we will have some waivers on hand.
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.
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.
Public Transportation: The Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro stop is 1 mile away from our meeting location. The H8 bus line drops off at Rock Creek Church Rd and Webster St, about 300 ft from our meeting location.
Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.
Parking: There is plenty of parking available in the cemetery parking lot next to St. Paul’s Church. Once entering the Rock Creek Church Rd and Webster Gate on to Allison St NW follow the Casey Trees signs to the meeting location at the St. Paul’s Center parking lot.