Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spots Still Open for Stand Up for Trees!

Spots are still available for our next free Citizen Forester-qualifying class! Stand Up for Trees will be held on August 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at our headquarters, 3030 12th Street NE. Sign up today!

We know that increasing the District's Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) from 35% to 40% by 2035 will be no small feat. Casey Trees is determined to make it happen, but it will take the support of informed citizen advocates to help us get there. At Stand Up for Trees, Maisie Hughes, Director of Planning and Design, Sue Erhardt, Director of Education and Shawn Walker, Urban Forestry Instructor, will teach you everything you need to know to advocate for trees in your community.

Stand Up for Trees will:
  • Teach you about the tools that are provided by the District's municipal services
  • Provide advice from community members who have effectively increased their neighborhoods' tree canopy
  • Help you create action plans to stand up for your community's trees
  • Qualify you as a Citizen Forester
  • Feed you - a light breakfast and lunch will be provided
Trees can't speak for themselves. Together we can make sure that old ones are protected and new ones are planted, to reach our goal of 40% UTC coverage by 2035. Visit our calendar to sign up for Stand Up for Trees and to view other upcoming events. We hope to see you on August 27th!

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