Seminar: Fundamentals of D.C. Tree Advocacy
Friday, May 3, 2013 from 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM (ADT)
Our First Friday seminars combine presentations on a variety of urban design topics with LID tours of the Casey Trees Headquarters. Participants may attend individual or multiple events. Lunch will be provided. Session 1: Fundamentals of D.C. Tree Advocacy (12:00-1:00 PM) Protection of D.C.’s tree canopy depends on an active, informed, and engaged populace advocating for our urban forest. For that reason, Casey Trees has been working hard to train local citizens to get out and fight for trees in their neighborhoods. If you missed our day-long Stand Up For Trees class, this is a great opportunity to learn about the city’s political composition, the key players influencing trees, and how you can effectively advocate for trees. This seminar will introduce you to the most important topics related to tree advocacy in D.C. Session 2 (Optional): Tour of LID at Casey Trees (1:00-1:30 PM) Take a look inside Casey Trees. Learn how our property, which is part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative pilot program, manages stormwater with three green roofs, curbside bioretention planter, Silva cells, 1,500 gallon cistern, and bioretention garden designed to grow large trees. Participants will learn about our other amenities including espalier apple trees and cool roofs. Getting There 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 accomodate bicycles on-site. Instructors Seminar Speaker: Emily Oaksford, Planning Associate Tour Leaders: Maisie Hughes, ASLA, ISA Certified Arborist, Director of Planning & Design Emily Oaksford AICP, LEED AP, Planning Associate Who Should Attend? You. This seminar will be particularly interesting to residents who want to fight for trees in D.C., Citizen Foresters, and Casey Trees volunteers. Attendees must be 16 years or older. Meals All attendees will be provided with a complimentary light lunch. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.
Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To learn more about Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org.
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