Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hike for KaTREEna makes sure St. Pats day in New Orleans is green with UTC restoration effort; New Orleans, LA; 3/19/09

Students plant Broadway’s greenery Maroon - New Orleans,LA,USA
Students were more than just wearing green this St. Patrick’s Day weekend; they were being “green.”Many woke up at 8:15 a.m. on March 14 to plant trees along Broadway Street with Hike for KaTREEna.Hike for KaTREEna — a nonprofit organization that seeks to replant the New Orleans’ urban tree canopy destroyed by Hurricane Katrina — worked in conjunction with Tulane University, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways and six neighborhood associations to create the “Replant Broadway” project, which planted 260 trees of six different varieties down the Uptown street. More than 250 volunteers —primarily Loyola and Tulane students — gathered at the Tulane quad in front of The Boot Bar and Grill in support of the event, grabbing shovels and working together in small planting groups from Fountainebleau Drive to the end of Broadway Street at the river.

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