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Restore Mass Ave

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Restore Mass Ave is a small, volunteer-run nonprofit whose mission is to restore the historic landscape and tree canopy of Embassy Row, the two miles of Massachusetts Avenue NW from Wisconsin Avenue east to Dupont Circle. Our group has created a culture of stewardship for trees and green space on many parts of the route. Many owners of the properties follow our landscape guidance shown in our award-winning booklet A Grand Avenue Revival.

Recent turnover of US owners and embassy personnel means that RMA must re-introduce why this amazing landscape is important and how to sustain it. Trees on parts of the avenue are at risk from drought or neglect. An upcoming 18-month city roadbuilding project will impact them too. RMA must engage and inform embassies and US owners of property about tree care and advise on "greening."

We seek volunteer Tree Ambassadors who know a bit about trees and would enjoy building relationships with selected owners whose trees are at risk or who otherwise should be part of our program. The Ambassador role can be rewarding! RMA's interactions with Embassy Row owners are rewarding and educational for us as well!

Tasks

  • Visit "your" agreed embassies and/or neighbors on Mass Ave to introduce them to RMA and hear their landscape needs, such as a dying tree or upcoming property work.
  • Develop shared stewardship by showing them best practices from RMA's Grand Avenue Revival and other sources.
  • Help as needed "your" property liaison with city officials and the State Department on urban forestry issues.
  • Follow up regularly to continue productive, enjoyable relationships on behalf of RMA.
Requirements
  • Prefer background in international relations and/or strong intrapersonal skill set
  • Prefer background in forestry, horticulture or urban planning
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented as a neighbor and/or professional
  • Detail-oriented and timely in communications
  • Comfortable and diplomatic in a variety of cultural settings
We hope you'll use your diplomacy and love for nature to extend the shade tree canopy of Embassy Row and thereby of Washington DC!

Apply at http://restoremassave.org/jobs/

Covid 19 Considerations: Interviews will be virtual,Please see http://restoremassave.org/jobs/ for our policy on coronavirus.
Diversity: We seek new perspectives for how our work can advance environmental sustainability and human dignity. Please see http://restoremassave.org/jobs/ for our policy on diversity.

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About Restore Mass Ave

Location:

2500 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, US

Mission Statement

Restore Mass Ave works to re-grow the canopy of major trees that made the part of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, now known as Embassy Row, a world attraction a century ago. We arrange for the planting of new trees, replacement of dying trees, and care for all new and vulnerable trees. We promote the restoration of historic landscape. "Re-greening" one of America's last Grand Avenues, reduces pollution of water and air, and brings energy efficiency to the historic Beaux Arts mansions, which include international missions, on this national landmark. We aspire to be a model community effort for urban forest renewal in historic cultural landscapes.

Description

Community tree planting, tree watering and care, partnering with city forestry, transportation and historic preservation agencies, international outreach to embassies of Africa, Asia and Europe. Promoting energy efficiency by old growth forest preservation. Promoting historic architecture and landscape. E newsletter, events planning, speaking and testimony on urban forest policy. Many fun group activities.

Community
Environment
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Massachusetts Avenue NW from 1900 to 3600 blockWashington, DC 20008

(38.94517,-77.0622)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours for introduction to our program. Choose which 1-3 embassies or other owners are best for you to liaise with for RMA. 2-3 hours for initial outreach (virtual) handouts, emails. 2-3 hours/month followup.
  • We look especially for Ambassadors who live/work /walk/ often along Massachusetts Avenue NW and can view and respond to conditions and projects affecting landscape. Also background with one or more foreign nations is a plus.

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