Last year Blue Ridge Outdoors reported on New Orleans native Monique Pilié and her nonprofit Hike for KaTREEna. In 2006 Pilié hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail after being displaced from her home by Hurricane Katrina. She used the hike to raise money to help revitalize the Crescent City. Her goal was to plant 2,175 trees in New Orleans, one for every mile of the trail. Well Pilié just revealed that she will meet the goal on October 30. She now plans to step it up and replace a total of 100,000 trees that were lost during the hurricane.

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