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The Hike for KaTREEna Big TREEsy Giveaway for New Orleans
Hike for KaTREEna partners with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways
for the third of five tree-giveaway events

NEW ORLEANS (November 28, 2012) - One Thousand native Louisiana trees will be given out at no charge to the residents of New Orleans and Orleans Parish to help in the restoration of their community following Hurricane Isaac.  This is the third event planned over the upcoming months that include four other Louisiana Parishes which are St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany, and Jefferson Parishes with the goal of giving away over 5,000 trees. This event will also include a seminar on proper tree planting and care provided by the City of New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways.  


WHEN:                        Saturday, December 8, 2012

WHEN:                        9:00 am until 12:00 noon

WHERE:                       City of New Orleans

Department of Parks & Parkways
2829 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122

This Big TREEsy Giveaway is a program by Hike for KaTREEna, a non-profit organization whose mission is to replant over 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Isaac.  Hike for KaTREEna is a member of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee's Environmental Committee.  The Environmental Committee is charged with executing all environmental initiatives for Super Bowl XLVII.  The trees have been generously provided by a grant from the Apache Foundation, philanthropic arm of the Apache Corporation. 


About the 2013 Super Bowl Host Committee   
The mission of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee is to raise all funding necessary to fulfill the obligations of New Orleans' bid to the NFL and to operationally execute those obligations. The Host Committee, as defined by the NFL, manages local volunteers and serves as the city's ambassador to the incoming teams, their fans and media. The Committee is comprised of local leaders with a passion for football and New Orleans.