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NOLA Navy Week & Super Bowl XLVII Environmental Initiatives
posted on: Wed, 05/02/2012 - 13:16


Navy Sailors Join HFK to Plant Their 13,000th Tree with the NFL and the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Environmental Committee! 

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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. 



New Orleans is regaining its tree canopy, and other Signs of Recovery
posted on: Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:47

New Orleans is recovering its lush tree canopy, thanks to private and public replanting.  Parkway Partners planted its 10,000th post-storm tree this month, and Hike for KaTREEna has planted nearly 13,000 trees, mostly crape myrtles and magnolias, since 2007

New Orleans' lush landscape of trees is thriving once again
posted on: Mon, 02/06/2012 - 14:47

One of those community groups is Hike for KaTREEna, which has planted close to 13,000 trees since 2007, according to director Connie Uddo.


UNO Hoops Helps Beautify Broadmoor Playspot
posted on: Tue, 01/10/2012 - 17:05

NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans men's basketball team participated in a community service project last week in-conjunction with the St. Paul's Homecoming Center at the Broadmoor Playspot.

The St. Paul's Homecoming Center is under the direction of Connie Uddo and is located in Gentilly, but handles outreach projects throughout the city of New Orleans.


Get your picture taken with the Saints Super Bowl ring
posted on: Sat, 10/22/2011 - 22:38

St Paul's Homecoming Center presents another fun event.  Saints fans get a rare chance to wear a Super Bowl ring and have their picture taken with it.

    WWL-TV Feature "Get your picture taken with a Saint Super Bowl ring"