Garfield Park holds a special historic place in D.C.’s history as one of the seventeen original federal appropriations purchased by the government in 1792. Originally identified by L’Enfant as a site for a grand cascade, the site was improved and transformed into a public park in the late nineteenth century. Despite various threats and encroachments over the years by both public and private interests, the land has remained an open public space serving the Capitol Hill area for more than two hundred years.
As part of our Community Tree Planting program, we will be adding a total of 13 trees to Garfield Park on Saturday, April 20.
Both the Capitol South Metrorail Station and Eastern Market Metrorail Staton are a 0.5 mi. walk to the site. Street parking is 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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