Acorns of Hope
"The live oaks lost during Rita were the heart and soul of Louisiana's western, coastal plain. When that hurricane hit it stuck a dagger in both." Ed Macie USDA Forest Service & Tour des Trees Rider"
ACORNS of HOPE is a tree planting/education initiative dedicated to replacing trees destroyed in the devastation of Hurricane Rita.
Led by Cajun arborist Bob Thibodeaux, an array of tree advocates including elected officials, 4-H'ers, community volunteers and cycling arborists from the Tour des Trees (www.tourdestrees.org) plan to plant 2,000 "Orange Island" live oaks during a 250-mile bicycle ride beginning the morning of Saturday, November 17th, 2007, at Calcasieu Parish's Ward 3 Rec Complex and ending four days later, Tuesday the 20th, at Grand Bois Park at dusk. ACORNS of HOPE will be stopping to help restore ecosystems in the following cities during the tour: Holmwood, Grand Chenier, Abbeville, New Iberia and Houma.
If you're interested in learning more about ACORNS of HOPE or want to join our growing list of partners please contact Bob at 337-684-8733 or email him at email@example.com.