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RESTORE THE BAYOU CANOPY

 

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The Bayou is Our Oyster | Hosted by MotherShip Foundation

 

Browse the gift certificates which will be available at the silent auction on November 14.

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Every year in May, MotherShip Foundation brings 30,000 people to the banks of Bayou St. John for the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Music and Arts Festival. But have you ever wondered what MotherShip Foundation does after Bayou Boogaloo? Well, for the past year MotherShip has been establishing partnerships, securing sponsors, and raising over $30,000 to support its “Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign.” With five new 200-gallon live oak trees planted along Bayou St. John earlier this year, the project has already exceeded its original goal of replacing the four live oaks that were damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. And we’ve got more good news. This fall, MotherShip Foundation is investing another $11,000 to plant one 300-gallon live oak along with two massive 670-gallon live oaks. Yes, indeed!

On Nov. 14, 2013 from 7-10pm, MotherShip Foundation will host a fundraiser and auction benefitting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign. The event will take place at Pearl Wine Co. in the American Can Building and will feature entertainment by local artists TBA. In addition to the musical entertainment, Marlin Miller—the artist who carved the public art sculpture out of the dead oak tree on the corner of Orleans Ave and Jeff Davis Pkwy—will also be at the event to share his story and auction off a few or his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Tickets, which include wine and food, are $50 for individuals or $75 per couple—with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign. Following the fundraiser on Nov. 16, all are invited to witness and celebrate the major tree planting on Bayou St. John.

 

Live Event Information

Pearl Wine Co.

3700 Orleans Ave, Ste 1B

New Orleans LA, 70119

Live Event Date

11/14/2013 7:00 PM

 
On Nov. 14, 2013 from 7-10pm, MotherShip Foundation will host a fundraiser and auction benefiting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign.

The event will take place at Pearl Wine Co. in the American Can Building and will feature entertainment by Trio Mollusc featuring Ed Volker of The Radiators w/ Michael Skinkus and Joe Cabral. In addition to the musical entertainment, Marlin Miller—the artist who carved the public art sculpture out of the dead oak tree on the corner of Orleans Ave and Jeff Davis Pkwy—will also be at the event to share history and auction off a few or his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Tickets, which include wine and food, are $50 for individuals or $75 per couple—with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign.

On Nov. 16, all are invited to witness and celebrate the major tree planting on Bayou St. John.

http://tinyurl.com/TICKETS-FOR-TREES

 

Below from Melinda Shelton

MotherShip founder Jared Zeller said the auction coincides with a benefit Nov. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pearl Wine, in the American Can Company, 3700 Orleans Ave. “Restore the Bayou Canopy” is an ongoing project to plant trees along Bayou St. John. The foundation, which sponsors the annual Bayou Boogaloo, has raised more than $30,000 to plant and maintain new trees.

Individual tickets for the Nov. 14 event are $50, and $75 for a couple. Trio Mollusc, with Ed Volker, Michael Skinkus and Joe Cabral, will play, and there will be food and beverages, Zeller said. Here’s the real deal: 100 percent of the proceeds go to the campaign.

Zeller said foundation and boogaloo supporters planted five oak trees last year, and on Nov. 16, they’ll plant one 300-gallon live oak and two 670-gallon oaks.

For more information, visit mothershipfoundation.wordpress.com, call 504.488.3865 or email president@MotherShipFoundation.org.

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