On Tuesday, November 3rd IPAA will be teaming up with Louisiana YPE (Young Professionals in Energy) members to participate in Operation Sudden Impact (O.S.I). This organization was founded by the residents of the flooded neighborhoods to replace the thousands of trees on public green spaces in New Orleans that were lost as a result of hurricane Katrina. Operation Sudden Impact has landscaped 7 1/2 miles of public green space and continues to work on bringing beautiful oak trees back to New Orleans, one neighborhood at a time. Since Katrina they have planted over 1,200 trees and over 2,500 plants and flowering shrubs.
Approximately 30 oak trees have been selected as the tree of choice for the project due to their sustainability. Operation Sudden Impact also coordinates maintenance for the trees after they have been planted.
Al Petrie, O.S.I. chairman and IPAA member, has secured funding needed to purchase the trees for this particular project. O.S.I. will dig the holes with our main purpose to focus on planting the trees and mulching.
If you have any questions, please contact Nikki McDermott at 202-857-4742.
Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, October, 29 so we can prepare for your participation.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
TIME: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
(NOTE: Al Petrie will provide a brief orientation and safety review at the Ritz Carlton at 12:30 before boarding the buses at 1:00 pm)
WHERE: The median of Orleans Avenue immediately across from New Orleans’ City Park between City Park Avenue and Navarre Avenue.
ATTIRE: Long sleeve work shirts & pants (jeans), comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats (optional).
EQUIPMENT: Work/gardening Gloves
BOTTLED WATER WILL BE PROVIDED
TRANSPORTATION: IPAA will provide a bus to and from the Ritz Carlton Hotel and O.S.I.’s selected site departing hotel at 1:00 PM and returning by 4:00 PM.