They not only plant trees, but also provide education courses about the environment, work with elected officials to protect trees, and more.
AREA - D.C.
AGE RANGE - all ages
REMOTE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
What is Casey Trees?
Casey Trees is a D.C. based nonprofit that aims to restore and protect D.C.'s trees. They plant trees, track the plant life of the D.C. area, and educate residents on the importance of D.C.'s tree canopy. If you're passionate about improving D.C. and protecting trees, this is the perfect organization for you!
How do I volunteer?
A good way to get started is attending Casey Trees' Advocacy Workshop, which is great for those who want to make a commitment to Casey Trees and dive in to all they have to offer. However, if you'd rather jump straight in, you can sign up for a Community Tree Planting. You can choose your level of commitment for a tree planting - if you want to be a Project Organizer, some additional effort is required (including attending an orientation meeting and and caring for the trees after they are planted) - but you can always attend as a regular volunteer as well.
You can also help out remotely from your own backyard by signing the Pledge to Water and promising to water the trees around your property with 25 gallons of water a week during less rainy months. This pledge is a great way to get involved on your own time. It will also give you a chance to have a mini science experiment, as the pledge includes monitoring the rainfall totals on your property.
There are loads of ways to help restore D.C.'s beautiful trees - whether you're a fan of education, getting your hands dirty, or starting from your own house, Casey Trees has something you can do to make D.C. a more green place!
Feel free to share extra information and personal experiences in the comments below, or head over to the forum!