Greetings and Hello,
I am pleased to announce, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild is partnering with Casey Trees this fall to add 30 trees to grounds of the Franciscan Monastery. Casey Trees provides the trees, tools and technical assistance free of charge through its Community Tree Planting program.
As you may know, trees provide a number of environmental, social, communal and economic benefits such as cleaner water, cooling shade, lower utility bills and reduced stress. We are eager to green the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery with trees and hope you will consider volunteering the day of the planting. No prior experience is required. Everyone can play a role whether it is digging, watering or cheering. Volunteers are treated to a celebratory lunch immediately following the planting.
The event details are:
Saturday December 10
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1400 Quincy Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017-3087
There is parking lot directly in-front of the Monastery. We will be planting trees in the field in the back of the Monastery. There will be signs and other volunteers to provide directions as you come in.
I have created small online survey for people to register your interest in participating in the event Please take time to complete the online survey.
We welcome individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels. Most volunteer events require no previous experience or knowledge of trees. Those that do will note them.
We do ask the following:
Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time. Individuals must be present for the tool safety demonstration at the start of the event to participate.
All participants must turn in a signed Volunteer Waiver Form before being allowed to volunteer. Children under 18 years of age must turn in a Volunteer Waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian and be supervised by an adult at all times.
Volunteers should dress comfortably and for the weather. Closed toe shoes are required.
We look forward to seeing you on December 10. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or call me at 202-415-2586
Chris Schierkolk Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild Member
About Casey Trees
Casey Trees is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.
Casey Trees plants and cares for trees across the District, develops online tree tools, educates adults and youth about the benefits of trees, works with elected officials and developers to protect and add new trees, and much more. You can learn more about Casey Trees at www.caseytrees.org. Casey Tree is also on Facebook and Twitter and has a helpful blog and e-newsletter.