|Hike for KaTREEna News
Another TREEmendous Planting Season tops our goals by reaching 13,410 trees planted!
Our Total Trees Planted Increases to over 13,000!
We kicked off our planting season at the end of October 2011 when the summer heat began to cool. Its been a fast-paced eight months planting over 2,710 trees in the greater New Orleans area.
Our mission continues to be important and timely as highlighted in a recent study by the US Forest Service which identifies New Orleans as Number 1 in the country in lost trees. You can read this study: Study: Nation’s urban forests losing ground New Orleans, Albuquerque, Houston losing trees by CLICKING HERE
We are appreciative to all our volunteers and supporters and wish you a wonderful summer.
Connie Uddo, Director,
and the Hike for KaTREEna Board
Hike for KaTREEna
The NFL Partners with HFK for New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Environmental Projects!
Help us Reach our Goals!
HFK has created several initiatives as part of the New Orleans Super Bowl Environmental Committee. There are several goals and they include the following:
Here’s how you can participate:
Sailors Storm Lake Pontchartrain Beaches During NOLA Navy Week!
250 Members of the U.S., Canadian, and British Military Participate in Plantings and the Restoration of Recreational Areas Along Lakeshore Drive!
A battalion of military personnel volunteered their talents and time to partner with HFK to paint shelters, replace wood on picnic tables and benches, and plant 100 Cypress, Oaks, Pine, and Crepe Myrtle trees along Lakeshore Drive during the City’s NOLA Navy Week. We were honored to have been chosen by ServeNOLA to coordinate this effort on behalf of the Mayor’s Office and the Orleans Levee District.
We would like to thank our sponsors, the Azby Fund, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the St. Paul’s Homecoming Center, Bayou Tree Service, Lakeview Demolition, and the NOLA Navy Week Host Committee, for their TREEmendous contributions to the beautification of our lakefront.
Gold Medal Day with U.S. Olympians!
Joined by UNO Tennis Teams to Restore Behrman Park.
HFK lead a team effort which included members of the U.S. Olympic Advisory Committee
who are Olympic and Paralympic Athletes. They were joined by Coach Burzis Kanga and the UNO Tennis Teams for a day of community service at Behrman Park.
They painted tennis courts, concession stand, and restroom facilities.
Councilmember Kristin Palmer joined the Olympians and Paralympians by presenting a New Orleans City Council Proclamation in appreciation for their team efforts to restore Behrman Park.
Of course they did their tasks with the utmost professionalism and perfection. It was truly a Gold Medal performance! Our sincere appreciation to Mary Jo Webster and ServeNOLA partnering with HFK on this project.
|Neighborhoods Planted by Hike for KaTREEna
Completed Neighborhood Plantings This Season:
New Orleans East * Kingwood
To Schedule your Neighborhood Planting, contact us at 504-644-4125 or send and e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Plaquemines Parish Citrus Tree Fundraiser Will Resume in October!
Would you like to help the environment, support Hike for KaTREEna and feed your family with fresh Louisiana Citrus?
You can do all of this by purchasing a fruit tree for just $25 per tree. Choose from:
Hike for KaTREEna will even plant your tree for an extra $25 donation.
For more information, or to order your trees call 504-644-4125 or e-mail by CLICKING HERE!
We are excited about our opportunity to grow together and hope to see you at our next planting!