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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Forest Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Target demographics: the environment

Geographic areas served: Fairfax County and surrounding communities

Programs: tree planting and environmental education.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son wanted to do a tree-planting for a community service project, and a quick online search brought up Fairfax ReLeaf. In the fall, we attended a training session, where we were educated about the importance of trees, and led through a hands-on planting session, where we learned proper planting technique. This was a very satisfying project, and we were very happy to be getting on-the-ground experience with such friendly and FREE oversight! Several months later, my son had his own planting project on the grounds of our religious institution; Fairfax ReLeaf provided the seedlings, tools, other materials, and an experienced volunteer to help at the project site. The process was easy and fun and so rewarding, and we all felt like we did something tangible to make our community better. The fact that the staff at Fairfax Releaf were so forthcoming with support, information, and materials was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely plan more projects with their assistance in the future!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My girl Scout Troop wanted to help the environment by planting trees. I called Fairfax Releaf and they returned my call that day. She said there was not an event we could join in my time period but we could do one on our own. She sent me a list of trees to chose from. She gave me details on how to plant them even a color handout. They provided everything, trees, stakes, and tubes to protect from deer and even loaned me some shovels. My girls really enjoyed it and they want to do it again. The neighborhood where we did planting looks great and all the trees are doing well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fairfax Relief has never failed us for the (trees) request we ask them. They give trees even the general public. With the housing development in our area, many matured trees are cut down to give way to the big houses. We planted the trees we got in our property and around the neighborhood. Ms. Beach gave very details on how to plant the trees and how to care for them.