Legislation

Putting the 'Protect' part of our mission into practice. We work with council members, community groups, and other stakeholders to build and strengthen tree and canopy policy.

Advocacy Works: Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act 2016

The Problem Trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean our rivers and add history to neighborhoods – but the vast majority of these benefits come from mature trees that have had the …

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Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016

Our city’s trees clean the air, lower energy costs, provide shade and beautify our neighborhoods. But the city’s tree cover has shrunk to 36 percent, down from its 50 percent …

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Urban Forest Preservation Act of 2002

D.C.’s trees provide many ecological, social, and economic benefits. To protect this valuable natural resource, the Urban Forest Preservation Act of 2002, also known as the Tree Bill, was enacted …

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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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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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D.C. Council moves forward with ambitious Clean Energy Bill

The Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in November lays out a stark future. While our response as a nation is still unclear, D.C.’s response as a city is anything but. …

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The Cooperative Forestry Act is 40 Years Old. Why You and Your Urban Forest Should Care.

Four decades ago this year, Congress passed the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to help the federal government and state forestry agencies coordinate their efforts to protect, conserve, and …

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St. Paul’s Townhomes Development Win

In order to help the District reach its 40 percent tree canopy goal by 2032 – a challenge given the increasing pace of development in the nation’s capital – Casey …

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St. Elizabeths East: The Special Tree Law in Action

Did you know D.C. has a law that protects large trees from being cut down? The Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016 does a lot of great things, but …

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Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act Update

Last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016 (TCPAA)! Barring any Congressional oversight, this act will become law and strengthen D.C.’s tree protections for the …

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