Navy Sailors Join HFK to Plant Their 13,000th Tree with the NFL and the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Environmental Committee!
WHAT: Sailors from around the world will join forces with Hike for KaTREEna to launch its Super Bowl XLVII Environmental Initiative by restoring public recreation and green spaces along Lakeshore Drive and planting its 13,000th tree!
WHEN: Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th from 9:00am to 3:00 pm daily.
"PASSING OF THE SHOVEL" Tuesday, April17th at 10:00am
WHO: Hike for KaTREEna, St. Paul's Homecoming Center, and NOLA Navy Week Sailors.
WHERE: Lakeshore Drive, at Shelter #4 (Between Franklin Ave. and the Seabrook Bridge)
WHY: With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Levee enhancements now complete, restoration of Katrina-scarred Lakeshore Drive can now begin. Sailors will be painting three large pavilions, rebuilding all picnic tables and benches, and planting 100 trees. The highlight of the week will be Tuesday's "passing of the shovel" from the Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee to the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee and the celebration of planting Hike for KaTREEna's 13,000th tree.
This is also the start of Hike for KaTREEna's "47" green space initiatives for Super Bowl "47".
We do not need volunteers for this planting, but we invite everyone to come to the event and thank the sailors for their hard work to beautify our City.