St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Super Tree Giveaway for St. John Parish Residents - October 27

Super Tree Giveaway for St. John Parish Residents - October 27

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – On Saturday, October 27, 2012, Hike for KaTREEna, a non-profit organization whose mission is to replant over 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Isaac, will host a tree-giveaway event in St. John the Baptist Parish to assist in the restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac.  Approximately 1200 trees will be available at the St. John Parish Community Center, 2900 Hwy 51 in LaPlace, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

This event will also include a seminar on proper tree planting and care provided by Bayou Tree Service and Entergy.  Hike for KaTREEna will give-away 500 Crepe Myrtles and the remaining 700 will be Cypress, Oak, Live Oak, Swamp Red Maple, and Green Ash trees.  All trees will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis and each person will be limited to two trees.

            WHEN:                        Saturday, October 27, 2012

            WHEN:                        9:00 am until 12:00 noon

            WHERE:                       St. John Civic Center, 2900 Hwy. 51, Laplace, LA

This Super Bowl Super Tree Giveaway is a program by Hike for KaTREEna.  Hike for KaTREEna is a member of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII 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. 

 “I encourage our residents who may have lost trees during the storm, to visit the Civic Center on October 27 to pick up a tree. I am thankful for Hike for KaTREEna and the Apache Foundation for bringing this program to our parish and donating the trees.  St. John is in recovery and with the resources available to our residents, we will come back stronger,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.

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