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Casey Trees Awarded $95k for Major Planting Projects Along D.C. Waterways

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Casey Trees Announces Fall 2011 Community Tree Planting Schedule

This story comes to us from Christopher Horn:

From October to mid-December Casey Trees, with help from volunteers, will plant more than 380 trees at 28 sites across the District through its flagship Community Tree Planting (CTP) program.

DC Department of Health Recognized with Bronze Anvil Award by Leading Public Relations Firm


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Volunteers Join Barefoot Wine & Surfrider Foundation To Keep Anacostia Park “Barefoot Friendly”


This event come to us from Nancy Fishgold:



The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its fifth year, helps keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.”

In 2011, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 20 cleanups nationwide, kicking off in our nation’s capital at Anacostia Park. Following the cleanup, which will take place at Anacostia Park Saturday morning, volunteers 21+ are invited to attend a Surfrider-hosted celebration featuring Barefoot Wine, surf-inspired fare and a live music performance by Brett Dennen.

DC Water, Dignitaries To Break Ground on $1.4 Billion in Environmental Projects


This story comes to us from Pamela Mooring:


Today The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) will break ground on two massive environmental projects at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the world’s largest facility of its kind.

Community Tree Planting Applications For Fall 2011 Schedule Due June 15


This story comes to us from Christopher Horn:

(Washington, D.C. — May 12, 2011) Casey Trees is currently accepting applications for participation in the fall 2011 Community Tree Planting (CTP) program. The deadline for applications is June 15.

Groups or individuals who apply before the deadline will be considered for the CTP fall planting schedule, which will run from October to December. Applications may be submitted via mail, e-mail or fax. Accepted applicants will work with Casey Trees staff and a Lead Citizen Forester to assist with project organization.