The Leaflet — April 2014
The warm touch of spring is finally showing its affection and at Casey Trees we’ve certainly been waiting. April’s issue of The Leaflet looks to appreciate the hard work of our volunteers, celebrate good news, and hint at the fun to be had in the weeks ahead.
CASEY TREES NEWS IN BRIEF CASEY TREES MARKS 40 YEAR ANNIVERSERY OF NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK As an organization that couldn’t exist without its incredible volunteers, Casey Trees is proud to both acknowledge and participate in National Volunteer Week. The week — April 6 through 12 — is intended to inspire and encourage others to engage in their communities and form bonds over meeting challenges all across the nation. No stranger to hard work and volunteerism, Casey Trees will be holding three events during the week: • On April 8, a prominent event will feature volunteers from Conservation International and the Corporate Executive Board participating in a Tree Care event at Marie Reed Community Center which is followed by a Branch Out Happy Hour. Both events are generously sponsored by the Great Lakes Brewing Company. • The April 9 Congressional Cemetery Tree Care event will benefit from the help of volunteers from the Virginia Tech student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Advisory Board Company. • A Tree Care Event that will also commemorate the Global Youth Day of Service. The April 11 Tree Care at the Takoma Recreation Center will host volunteers from Legacy of Health and National Geographic as well as students from Capital City Public Charter School. CASEY TREES NEWS ARBOR DAY SIGNALS RELEASE OF SIXTH ANNUAL TREE REPORT CARD | Arbor Day, April 25, will once again be marked with the release of the annual Casey Trees’ Tree Report Card. The 2013 edition will be the sixth annual release, with each edition measuring the quantity and quality of the tree canopy and expansion and sustainability efforts of the previous year within Washington, D.C. Casey Trees’ Tree Report Card is the only independent tree canopy assessment of a major U.S. city. WORK WITH CASEY TREES | Spring is a time of new beginnings and change is stirring at Casey Trees. The Communications and Development team is now hiring for two positions, a Development Associate as well as a CRM Administrator are sought to join the team behind Casey Trees’ promotion and fundraising efforts. To learn more, please contact Jared Powell, Director of Communications and Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For high school students in the area, Casey Trees is now accepting applications for its annual High School Summer Crew, a youth jobs program in which high school students serve as caretakers for D.C.’s trees in the summer. The Summer Crew application period will run until mid-May. NEW COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING ASSOCIATE WELCOMED TO CASEY TREES | The Communications and Development team is proud to announce the addition of a new team member. Casey Manning has joined the group as the new Communications and Marketing Associate who will contribute to the organizations event planning, marketing and media related efforts. Manning brings notable design and promotion experience to Casey Trees after graduating from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Public Communication and most recently working as an Email & Social Media Specialist for Fishbowl, Inc. 2 COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 1 | Community groups interested in hosting a Community Tree Planting (CTP) event are encouraged to submit an application by May 1 to be considered for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 planting seasons. Groups must have locations for 10 or more trees on their private or public property. To learn more about the CTP requirements and apply to the program just visit the application page. April 2014 | theleaflet