June 3, 2011

One Thing that’s Green in the nation’s capital

As part of ongoing efforts to help the community and the environment through our One Thing That’s Green initiative, DCA Crewmembers and their family members recently joined together with Casey Trees to plant over 60 trees at Alice Deal Middle School in northwest Washington, D.C.

Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To fulfill this mission, Casey Trees plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city’s tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools, and works with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage them to add new ones.

Alice Deal Middle School students and faculty — along with over 100 volunteers — planted over 60 trees on the school’s campus with the help of Casey Trees. Following the extensive renovation to school and athletic fields, this planting will help soften the boundary edges and restore canopy to Fort Reno with an installation of mixed evergreen species.

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