Learn how to become an advocate for the trees in your community and turn your knowledge into action by joining Casey Trees' league of Tree Advocates!
In this class, you will learn about the state of DC’s trees, how the local government is organized, and who the key players are that help to manage our trees in public spaces. Then, you will learn techniques for engaging these key District officials and agencies in order to help protect (or even increase!) the tree canopy in your neighborhood and city. Afterwards, you will be able to speak with current Casey Trees’ volunteers and Tree Advocates to learn of their experiences advocating for trees.
Upon completion of this class, you will have the opportunity to join our Tree Advocates group. While we will be focusing on how to be an advocate for the District's trees, residents from outside of Washington will be able to benefit from learning about the challenges of managing an urban forest. This is a Citizen Forester qualifying course.
The Metrorail station is Brookland-CUA (Red Line) which is a 10 minute walk. The Metrobus stop is near the intersection of 12th and Irving Street NE (served by the H8) or the Brookland-CUA Metro station (served by the H2, H4, H6, G8, R4 and 80). At our office, there is ample street parking and we accommodate bicycles on-site.
Maisie Hughes, Director of Planning and Design, Casey Trees
Sue Erhardt, Director of Education, Casey Trees
Stephanie Juchs, Community Education Coordinator, Casey Trees
Emily Oaksford, Planning Associate, Casey Trees
Suraj Sazawal, Advocacy Associate, Casey Trees
Who Should Attend?
Open to the general public for anyone interested in advocating for the urban canopy or becoming a Citizen Forester.
All attendees will be provided a light breakfast and lunch. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.
Continuing Education Credits
ISA Continuing Education Credits available.
Support Casey Trees
Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits - 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!
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