Advocacy

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

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Casey Trees Testifies at DC’s Performance and Oversight Hearings

February may be the shortest month, but our Policy and Land Conservation team is quite busy! Overall, we’re attending seven Performance and Oversight Hearings at various District agencies to be …

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Reimagine Anacostia Park

One aspect of our mission at Casey Trees is to protect DC’s tree canopy, but another extension of that mission is to enhance canopy wherever possible. If you participated in …

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Update: Saving Trees at Rock Creek Park Golf Course

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us, submitted comments, talked to their neighbors, or otherwise spread awareness of the National Park Service’s plan to rehabilitate the Rock …

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Update: Rock Creek Golf Course – Save Trees in Rock Creek Park

Last week, we published this story about the National Park Service’s (NPS) plan to rehabilitate the Rock Creek Golf Course. Since then, we’ve seen a tremendous response from the public …

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Calling all Casey Trees Advocates – Save Trees in Rock Creek Park

Your Advocacy is Needed TODAY:  Tell the National Park Service (NPS) not to cut down 1,200 trees in Rock Creek Park by submitting comments on their plan to rehabilitate the …

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Council Proposes New Office of Natural Area Conservation

Last spring, advocates representing natural resource organizations from across the District testified in front of the DC Council as part of the annual Performance Oversight cycle for District government agencies. …

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Who Speaks for the Trees?

For Casey Trees, June 6th, 2023, was a bizarre day for tree advocacy. We learned that Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White would be introducing legislation to remove three trees in …

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Land Conservation Highlight

For over two decades, we have worked diligently to get more trees into the ground while proposing and supporting legislation that protects mature trees with healthy canopies. As Casey Trees …

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Advocacy Handbook

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Our Earth Day Milestone

Last Saturday was Earth Day – an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote conservation. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is …

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Get To Know Our Canopy Award Honorees

With our annual Canopy Awards less than a month out – we’re counting down the days until the big celebration! We’re so excited to be honoring these amazing pillars in …

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Street Sign Request

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Environmental Literacy

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OSSE Testimony of Dr. Jessica Sanders 03-11-2020

Councilmember David Grosso  Committee on Education  1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  Washington, D.C. 20004  March 11, 2020   Subject: Casey Trees Comments: Performance Oversight for the Office of the State Superintendent for Education  …

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Office of Zoning Testimony of Spenser Balog 03-06-2020

Chairman Phil Mendelson  Committee of the Whole  1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  Washington, D.C. 20004  March 6, 2020  Subject: Casey Trees Comments: Performance Oversight for the D.C. Office of Zoning  Dear …