Congressional Cemetery is a 35-acre historic burial ground located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional is considered the only cemetery of national memory founded prior to the American Civil War. Among the more than 55,000 burials at Congressional are some of the most important figures in our country’s history including one Vice-President, one Supreme Court Justice, six Cabinet Members, 19 Senators, 71 Representatives and the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover.
As part of our Community Tree Planting program, we will be adding a total of 35 trees to Congressional on Saturday, April 6 – one of our largest and most ambition projects of the season.
The Metrobus stop is Potomac Avenue SE & 17th SE (B2).The Stadium Armory Metro is a 0.2 mile walk to the site. Street parking may be limited.
All volunteers must sign a completed volunteer waiver form on the day of the event before participating. Children under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their waiver and be supervised by an adult at all times. We will ask you for personal, emergency contact, and health information during the registration process.
No specific skills required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.
Register in advance. Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status so we are sure to have the necessary number of volunteers.
Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time and volunteers must be present for the tool safety demonstration at the start of the event.
Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Closed toe shoes are required.
Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with hot coffee, tea, water and bagels. A celebratory lunch is provided at the conclusion of the event. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.
Are you a volunteer group manager? Do you want to register a large group of volunteers for one or more events (5 or more individuals)? Groups cannot sign up all of their registrants on this page, but we are happy to work with you to get volunteers registered at this event or other events this season. Register online now.
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