Background to KaTREEna

Lakeview, May 2006A hurricane… levee failures… a flood… an idea… a fundraising hike…and an organization is born.

Hike for KaTREEna’s genesis was in disaster and one woman’s response to that disaster. Over the years it has become deeply rooted in the New Orleans community and its goals have been embraced by individuals and organizations across the country.

As we continue planting, pushing well past Monique’s original goal of planting one tree for every mile she hiked – all 2175 of them – on the Appalachian Trail, it’s worth remembering our history.

In this section you’ll find: