Plant a tree for Louisiana State Parks

ODWALLA® TEAMS WITH LOUISIANA STATE PARKS FOR GREENER FUTURE

The Odwalla Plant a Tree program allows Louisiana residents to donate trees, free of charge, to state parks systems Louisiana residents do not need to get down and dirty this summer to help plant trees for their state park system. With the ease of a mouse click, visitors to http://www.odwalla.com/plantatree can designate a tree to be planted in Louisiana through the Odwalla Plant a Tree program—a partnership with America’s state parks to support the environment and help with important reforestation and planting initiatives.

From June 1 through August 31, individuals can plant a tree by simply visiting http://www.odwalla.com/plantatree and clicking on Louisiana. No contribution is required. Odwalla is donating $100,000 worth of trees to be planted across the country through the program. Each state’s tree allotment is determined by where website visitors choose to plant trees. The trees will be used to support tree restoration projects at Louisiana State Parks properties. The species of trees donated will vary by region and will be planted in fall 2011 and early 2012. “It is very important to replace many of the trees that we have lost at Louisiana State Parks and Historic Sites throughout the past few years,” Stuart Johnson, Assistant Secretary for the Office of State Parks, said. “We hope all Louisiana residents take advantage of the Odwalla Plant a Tree program to ensure our State Parks and Historic Sites receive the maximum number of trees.” During the 2010 Odwalla Plant a Tree campaign, supporters raised $1,500 toward the planting of trees at Louisiana’s State Parks and Historic Sites. Since its inception in 2008, the Odwalla Plant a Tree program helped plant $350,000 worth of trees nationwide. For more information about Louisiana’s State Parks and Historic Sites, visit http://www.LaStateParks.com or like Louisiana State Parks on Facebook. — http://www.crt.la.gov

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