Federal money boosts post-Hurricane Katrina eco-project

03/18/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

A $750,000 federal grant will allow the Department of Parks and Parkways in New Orleans to embark on an ambitious greening project, which includes planting nearly 4,000 trees during the next year. An estimated 100,000 trees died after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita swept through the area in 2005. The project, scheduled to begin this week, will also fill potholes or depressions on public green spaces.

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