Hike for Katreena Plants 2,175 Trees with Starbucks Volunteers

New Orleans, LA (October 22, 2008)- Hike for KaTREEna is planting its 2175th tree! After Hurricane Katrina, local citizen Monique Pilie dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail and planting one tree in New Orleans for each mile she hiked. In 2006, she hiked the entire Trail, a total of 2,175 miles, from Georgia to Maine. And this month, she and Hike for KaTREEna, the not-for-profit organization she created, will reach its initial goal of planting 2,175 trees in neighborhoods throughout the city. This special tree will be planted at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Parkway and Earhart Boulevard October 30, 2008.


Joining Monique and Hike for KaTREEna for this exciting planting will be Starbucks employees (partners), in New Orleans this month for the Starbucks 2008 Leadership Conference. Starbucks will log thousands of volunteer hours with Hike for KaTREEna between October 27 and October 30 in Gentilly, Broadmoor and Hollygrove neighborhoods, planting a total of 1000 additional trees to re-green our City.
Monique and Hike for KaTREEna are proud of their accomplishments and grateful to individuals and groups like Starbucks who have helped them reach their goals. Thanks to Hike for KaTREEna, with support and cooperation from the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, there are thousands of new trees to replace those lost during the storm. And while it will reach its initial goal this month, Hike for KaTREEna plans to keep the growing going. Hike for KaTREEna intends to plant an additional one hundred thousand (100,000) trees in the city.
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