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Tammany Trace/Wild Things Festival Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

By leland | September 29, 2008

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
As part of the 9/11 Living Memorials Project, the Lacombe Heritage Center’s Environmental Divisions (STEP & LEAP), St. Tammany Environmental Patrol, Lacombe Environmental Action Project of the Junior Ranger Corps, and Tammany Trace Foundation- a rails-to-trails project- will plant over 3,000 Live Oaks along the Trace, one for each victim of the Attack on America on 9/11/2001. This will create the longest Live Oak alle’ in the world as a commemorative and recreational area to endure for hundreds of years. Using volunteer students, sponsors, and mentors, we hope to acquire the funding to enable us to plant the second group of initial trees. Ten have already been planted.

Date: October 18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: USFWS Headquarters.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Tom Aicklen
September 29, 2008
Lacombe Heritage Center
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory

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