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Volunteer: Upshur Recreation Center Community Tree Planting

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4



Join us at Upshur Recreation Center! We will be planting not only shade trees but fruit trees to bring fruit to their beautiful community garden. This planting is brought to you through a partnership between DC Parks and Recreation and Casey Trees!

** 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, but it is highly encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle.

Getting There

Public Transportation: The closest metro station is Georgia Ave.- Petworth Station which is one mile away from our planting site. The 52, 54, and 59 buses have stops on 14th street near our planting site.

Parking: Street parking is available but limited.

Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to the bike rack by the Upshur pool or to nearby signs.

Support Casey Trees
Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks – 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!


September 15, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
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Upshur Recreation Center
4300 Arkansas Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States