It might surprise you to know there is no current record of the trees in our parks. But you can help change that! Come join Casey Trees and the District of Columbia Department of Transportations's Urban Forestry Administration in a first of its kind collaboration, as on Saturday, August 6 we survey the trees in Lincoln Park. St. Matthew's has previously helped to plant trees and now a group of us will help with this tree inventory. (Photo and caption from the National Park Service's Capital Parks webpage)
The event will begin at 10am with opening remarks and instructions. Please arrive between 9:30 amand 9:50am to check in, get your gear. We should be done by 1:00pm.
The closest metro station is Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines). Exit the station and walk north on 7th Street, passing Eastern Market on the left. Turn right onto North Carolina Ave SE and continue straight until you reach Lincoln Park.
Bus lines 96 and 97 (East Capitol St. - Cardozo Line) have stops that service Lincoln Park.
Where to meet
Meet us by the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial in the middle of the park.
- All volunteers must sign a completed Volunteer Waiver Form before participating. Please bring a completed waiver to the event to expedite the registration process. Waivers will be available onsite in the event they forget.
- Youth under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign a Parental Consent Form and be accompanied by a chaperone at all times.
- We will plan to conduct the inventory rain or shine so please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking short distances.
A light lunch will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring water and a snack.
To join St. Matthew's group for this activity, please e-mail Franz Kuo at firstname.lastname@example.org.