CORPORATE TEAMS AND PUBLIC WELCOME!
On May 19 and May 20, 2017, approximately 500 volunteers will converge at Flight 93 National Memorial to work with forestry professionals to plant thousands of tree seedlings across 17 acres of memorial landscape. Planting for the future, these seedlings will help improve wildlife habitats and ecosystems, and restore the former acid mine land to its natural landscape.
By planting these seedlings, participants are helping to create the memorial landscape meant to forever honor the actions of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. For the 6th year in a row, the Friends of Flight 93 and the National Park Service will partner with local sponsors and donors to host the reforestation project. Registration cost is FREE and includes t-shirt, lunch, water bottle and Friends’ membership. Plant a Tree public registration will open on April 14, 2017.
This year’s planting efforts will take us one step closer to the goal of planting over 150,000 new seedlings that will grow to create a windbreak for the 40 Memorial Groves, improve wildlife habitats, and restore the land to its pre-mining appearance.
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE REGISTERING:
-All tree planters must pre-register individually, with a maximum of 15 per team. The number of volunteers is limited and no walk-on volunteers are permitted on the event day. Registration will open in April and close when all tree-planting spots are full. Every year there is a wait list to plant; if your plans change and you can no longer participate, please contact us so we can open the spot for another volunteer!
- Plan to arrive at the site between 8-8:30am for registration and stay until at least 2 PM, or until all the seedlings have been planted. Registration will close at 9am before brief remarks and an orientation before plant teams are assembled.
-If you are part of an organization or business that is attending as a group, please list the name of the organization or business when registering so we can place everyone on the same team.
-All tree planters must be age 14 or older. Sorry, there are no exceptions! Participants between the ages of 14 and 17 must complete a “Volunteer Service Agreement,” signed by a parent or legal guardian.
-This is a rain-snow-or-shine event. In the event of severe hazardous weather, the National Park Service reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event.
-The planting areas have been plowed and are very uneven and rocky and may be muddy. Some walking is required to reach the planting site. Please be sure you are able to work in these conditions for a full day. All participants must wear boots, and prepare to get muddy!
Plant a Tree at Flight 93 is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the National Park Foundation, the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and many generous donors.