Advocacy

Our team and advocates communicate with developers, legislatures and other decision makers to keep our urban forest healthy.

Advocacy Portal

2020 D.C. Council Performance Hearings Asks Snapshots and suggested asks for your testimony for various District agency performance hearings (that you will submit virtually or read in person). View Our …

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Advocacy Works: Climate Ready DC

Back in 2016 the District Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) drafted the Climate Ready D.C. Plan. The goal of that plan was to identify strategies to protect communities …

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Connecticut Ave Streetscape and Deck-Over Project Public Comments

May 16, 2018 Ali Agahi Project Manager District Department of Transportation 55 M Street SE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20003 RE: Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project Dear Ali Agahi: …

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NCPC Parks and Open Space Element Public Comments

May 7, 2018 Surina Singh National Capital Planning Commission 401 9th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Re: Comments on the Draft Parks & Open Space Element of the Federal Comprehensive …

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South Mall Campus Master Plan Public Comments

January 12, 2018 Matthew Flis National Capital Planning Commission 401 9th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Re: South Mall Campus Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Dear Matthew Flis, …

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Testify

It’s no surprise that our advocacy centers around protecting trees.. Our large trees have taken decades to mature and it’s our collective responsibility to make sure they continue to thrive …

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Suraj Sazawal DOEE BOH Testimony

April 28, 2017 Testimony of Suraj K. Sazawal, Policy Advocate of Casey Trees DOEE Budget Oversight Hearing Before the Committee on Transpiration and the Environment Good afternoon Chairwoman Cheh and …

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Omolara Fatiregun DRP BOH Testimony

April 26, 2017 Testimony of Omolara Fatiregun, Chief Operating Officer, Casey Trees DPR Budget Oversight Hearing Before the Committee on Transpiration and the Environment Good morning Chairperson Cheh and members …

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Mark Buscaino DDOT BOH Testimony

April 24, 2017 Testimony of Mark Buscaino, Executive Director, Casey Trees Committee on Transportation and the Environment DDOT Budget Oversight Hearing Good afternoon, my name is Mark Buscaino, Executive Director …

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Video: Urban Forestry Administration Budget Testimony 2016

This past budget cycle, 14 Tree Advocates testified to save the Urban Forestry Administration’s (UFA) tree planting budget. It was a big success because Councilmembers responded to their asks by …

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RFK Campus Short Term Redevelopment Public Comments

August 9, 2016 Andrew Harrington Director, Venue Operations Events DC Sports & Entertainment Division 2400 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003 RE: RFK Campus Short Term Redevelopment Dear Mr. …

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Tell Your Councilmember to Vote NO on Sursum Corda Temporary Amendment Act of 2019

What we are asking Take Action! Protect D.C.’s Heritage Trees. Please tell your councilmember TODAY not to support Councilmember Allen’s proposed “Sursum Corda Cooperative Association Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of …

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Small Cells and 5G are coming to D.C. Help us make sure trees survive this.

We need you to tell DDOT to include protections for current and future trees in their plan for small cells. Submit your comments to help shape guidelines to include protections …

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Casey Trees Testifies at D.C.’s Performance and Oversight Hearings

February may be the shortest month, but our Science and Policy team was busy! Overall, we attended six Performance and Oversight Hearings at various District agencies to be sure trees …

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Introducing our New Conservation Planner. You May Recognize Her.

As our steadfast Planning Advocate, Kristin Taddei has accomplished a lot in her four-year reign. Among many, many other accomplishments not featured, she has testified in front of the Zoning …

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