Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer Crew Update #6: Exploring the District

Contributing writer - Grace Pooley, Summer Crew Team Member

As the 2011 High School Summer Crew session comes to an end, I have been thinking a lot about the unique opportunity I have been given to experience so many different parts of the District. As a resident of Prince George’s County in Maryland, I was not familiar with many D.C neighborhoods before starting at Casey Trees. As my team biked across the District, I got to know new areas including Trinidad, Adams Morgan, H Street Corridor, Brookland and Columbia Heights.

Taking care of trees planted at Phelps School.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Casey Trees, helping to care for D.C's urban forest and making friends I never would have met without joining the Summer Crew. After graduation next Friday, I will miss meeting up at the tree yard in the morning to do our stretches and all the exciting and fun times we have had around the city. Hopefully the 2011 Summer Crew will get to meet up in the future at a volunteer event and explore the city again!

The Water By-Cycle team's equipment.

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