Washington, D.C. to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Washington, D.C. – October 1, 2006. Casey Trees Endowment Fund today announced that it will plant/maintain 93 trees over 6 events to celebrate NeighborWoods Month. These events are six of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Casey Trees is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Dan Smith. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” Casey Trees seeks to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.
Casey Trees’ celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Murch Elementary School: Citizen Forester Tree Planting/Training.
Oct 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Smother Elementary School: Smothers Elementary School Planting.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Spring Valley Tree Planting.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Penn Branch Tree Planting.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33rd and Patterson Sts., N.W.: Lafayette Park Tree Planting (lead event).
Oct 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Petworth Tree Planting.
Read the full Casey Trees press release. (PDF)