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2024 Spring Planting

May 18 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free

The city of Cheyenne is currently facing issues of a canopy that has not been established and an ageing canopy that is shrinking due to high tree mortality caused by insect infestations, extreme weather events, and trees coming to the end of their lives.  Unfortunately, trees that are dying are not being replaced causing large gaps in our tree canopy.   Tree Equity means investing in communities with the most need by growing trees, creating jobs and implementing just policies. Specifically in Cheyenne, some neighborhoods need a little more help than others so each year we focus on neighborhoods that have low tree equity scores and need the additional assistance.  This Spring we have targeted the Sun Valley, Saddle Ridge, Dakota Crossing, and JL Ranch neighborhoods. Planting days like this one increases tree equity by supplying more trees that Cheyenne residents can gain health, economic, and climate benefits from. These free trees are made possible by American Forests and funded by Microsoft. More about Tree Equity can be found at Americanforests.org/our-programs/tree-equity and treeequityscore.org.

Join us for our Spring 2024 Planting Day on May 18th!  This planting event will take us over 1,500 trees planted in Chyenne since 2017.

Our tree planting depends on volunteers – no prior experience required!  As a planting day volunteer, we will ask you to join us at the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Shop at 7:30 am.  Wear weather appropriate clothing including close-toed shoes. We suggest dressing in layers as it is usually chilly in the morning but warms up quickly.  Water bottles, gloves, sunscreen, and ear plugs will be available at the shop for your use. When you arrive, we ask that you park on the west side of the lot and enter through the south entrance of the building.

Upon entering you will be asked to sign in, given your t-shirt, safety vest, and directed to the center bay of the shop.  Feel free to grab coffee, breakfast and introduce yourself to the other volunteers.  There will be a short welcome and safety overview.  Crew leaders will be introduced, and you will be asked to split into even planting groups under each crew leader.  Each planting group will be led by a crew leader and a Rooted in Cheyenne board member or Cheyenne Urban Forestry crew member.  Each planting group will leave the forestry shop and head to their first planting site – we request that groups carpool as much as possible.  You will be guided on the proper way to plant the trees at each planting site.  Crews will plant 8-10 trees and then return to the Cheyenne Urban Forestry Shop to enjoy lunch.

Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company graciously offers all planting volunteers a free 10 oz. pour of beer to enjoy on the day of planting. We hope see you after planting to enjoy a cold local craft beer!

If you want to volunteer but are unable to plant trees, please contact us at (307) 637-6428 or use our contact page.  We have a few different ways you can help.

Please review the waivers and click Register below to get started!

Rooted in Cheyenne Volunteer Waiver & Release of Liability

Event Date: May 18, 2024
Event Location: Forestry Shop (4300 Converse Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001) & Right-of-way areas throughout Cheyenne

In participating in the event indicated on this form, I acknowledge that I understand there are risks of accidents resulting in bodily harm to me arising out of this activity. I further acknowledge that I have the physical capacity reasonably necessary to engage in this activity. I hereby waive all claims that I might have against Rooted in Cheyenne or the City of Cheyenne, its officers, agents, employees, co-sponsoring organizations or individuals for bodily injuries I might suffer arising out of my participation. In case of emergency, accident or illness, I give my permission to be treated by a professional medical person and admitted to a hospital, if necessary. I agree to be the party responsible for all medical expenses which are incurred on my behalf. I also agree that videos and photographs taken of me may be used by Rooted in Cheyenne and sponsoring agencies in RIC social media sites and any materials, publications, printed or electronic. This waiver is required for any volunteer participating in events associated with Rooted in Cheyenne.

Youth volunteers must be a minimum of 12 years of age.  If you have any questions about volunteer participation, please contact Rooted in Cheyenne at (307) 637-6428 or on our Contact page.

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American Forests Volunteer Assumption of Risk

Waiver of Liability & COVID-19 Agreement

I attest that I am not currently experiencing any symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If I develop these symptoms, I agree that I will cancel my volunteer shift before arriving at the Volunteer Site, as far in advance as possible.

I am aware of the safety and hygiene protocols that have been implemented by American Forests (AF) and that are posted onsite for my review.

I attest that:

  • I am not currently experiencing any symptoms of illness, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and haven’t experienced symptoms in the past 14 days.
  • I will notify AF as soon as reasonably possible, if I develop any symptoms of illness within 14 days after the event.
  • I have not traveled internationally in the past 14 days.
  • I do not know nor believe that I have been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 nor have I been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared as non­contagious by state or local public health authorities or a medical provider.
  • I am following recommended guidelines as much as possible – I wear a mask in public places and am practicing social distancing by trying to maintain separation of six feet from others, and otherwise limiting my exposure to the coronavirus.
Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in this event. I understand that the scope of my volunteer relationship with AF is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for voluntary services I provide; that AF will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment; and that I am responsible for my own insurance coverage in the event of illness or personal injury as a result of my volunteer services to AF. I understand that my volunteer activities with AF may include activities that could be hazardous to me, including but not limited to packing, loading, unloading and carrying heavy items, transportation to and from work sites, and exposure to people with infectious diseases. I fully understand and appreciate the risks that are inherent in my volunteer activities.

I hereby assume the risk of bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment and property damage resulting from my volunteer activities as of __ (date), even if resulting from the negligence of AF and/or its affiliated partners or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents. I hereby release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold AF and its affiliated partners harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself and my heirs and personal representatives and any minors I am responsible for who volunteer with me, any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of AF or its affiliated partners, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any voluntary activities with, or for AF or its affiliated partners. I understand that this release discharges AF and its affiliated partners from any liability or claim that I or my heirs, personal representatives, or minors I am responsible for may have against AF and/or its affiliated partners with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from or in connection with my volunteer activities. This liability waiver and release extends to the AF and its affiliated partners together with all their respective officers, directors, affiliates, employees and agents. I agree that this release will be governed by District of Columbia law and that the exclusive venue for any dispute arising from this release will be within Washington, District of Columbia.

Photo and Media Release

The Volunteer hereby grants a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, irrevocable right, and complete authorization to AF and its affiliated partners permitting AF and its affiliated partners to use any and all the Volunteer’s likeness in all photographs, video, recordings, or other digital media and/or video (“Photo”) taken of the Volunteer at the American Forest Tree Planting Event on [DATE], for the purpose of showcasing the social impact work of AF and its affiliated partners on various internal and external platforms including use in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications and in all forms which now or hereafter may exist related to the mission of AF and its affiliated partners without payment, royalty fee, or other consideration, which are hereby waived.

I understand and agree that all Photos will become the property of AF and its affiliated partners, who shall be the exclusive owner of all copyright and other rights of such content and will not be returned. I further hereby irrevocably authorize AF and its agents and affiliated partners, to edit, copy, exhibit, publish, license, or distribute these Photos for any lawful purpose, and hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness may appear.

I represent and warrant that (a) I am of legal age or am represented by my legal guardian who is of legal age and has the right to contract on my behalf in my name without violating any other commitment, (b) the AF’s and its affiliated partners use of the Authorized Material and the rights granted to the Authorized Persons hereunder do not, and will not, violate any right of, or conflict with or breach any contract with, any person or entity, (c) no authorization from any third party is required in connection with this Release, and (d) any and all testimonials and/or statements provided about the AF or its affiliated partners are true expressions of my personal experiences and beliefs.

The parties acknowledge and agree that this waiver and agreement may be executed by electronic signature, which shall be considered as an original signature for all purposes and shall have the same force and effect as an original signature. Without limitation, “electronic signature” shall include faxed versions of an original signature or electronically scanned and transmitted versions (e.g., via pdf) of an original signature.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Cheyenne Urban Forestry Shop
4300 Converse Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
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Phone
(307) 637-6428

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