Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thank You, Meyers Institute for College Preparation Volunteers!

Casey Trees would like to thank students participating in the Meyers Institute for College Preparation (MICP) program, part of the Center For Multicultural Equality & Access (CMEA) at Georgetown University, for their help keeping D.C.’s trees green. This past Thursday, 35 volunteers - 32 teenagers with three adults - from MICP watered trees at Ellington Field in Burleith.

Using hoses attached to fire hydrants, the group watered and weeded 30 trees, most of which are on a steep hill. The trees touched Thursday were planted last fall at a Casey Trees-hosted Community Tree Planting. Take a look at photos from the previous season's event on Flickr.

If you would like to organize a group watering event, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Carol Herwig at

Remember, trees need 25 gallons of water – approximately 1.5 inches of water per week – to grow strong and thrive. Take the 25 to Stay Alive Pledge today, and make sure to water your trees!

1 comment:

MICP said...

We were very grateful that our students and staff were able to participate in this project and we hope that the Meyers Institute for College Preparation will again collaborate with Casey Trees next summer.

Vlada Martinovsky
Assistant Program Manager, Operations
Meyers Institute for College Preparation (MICP)
Georgetown University