First Lady Michelle Obama pictured taking off her jacket to help plant a tree in Washington, DC on Wednesday afternoon.
In observance of Earth Day, Mrs. Obama, along with her husband President Barack Obama, participated in the event at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. The event was organized by the Student Conservation Association, an Americorp organization.
Earlier in the day, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act that intends to more than triple the AmeriCorp volunteers to over 250,000 in the United States costing taxpayers roughly a billion dollars a year, over the next five years. (View more pics below).