Did you make it out to our 12th Annual Hike the Lafitte Greenway? If so you probably saw Annalisa (Annie) Kelly,  the chair of our Hike planning committee, along the route!  Annie has been heavily involved with Friends of Lafitte Greenway since volunteering as a trailblazer at the Hike in 2012; She’s a long-time member, former board member, dedicated volunteer and frequent Greenway user.

Annie has lived in New Orleans, for 7 years and the Greenway has brought along some fond memories for her. She remembers trudging through the overgrown grass at the pre-2016 Hikes, but one of her favorite memories comes from the sudden downpours at the 2017 Hike! “I love hearing about the connection and history that other people have with the Greenway-- That’s probably my favorite part of the Hike,” she shared. Annie has enjoyed witnessing the growth of the Greenway over the past 6 years and looks forward to the extension of the trail and the and the long-term benefit of this green space in the heart of New Orleans. Annie lives right off the Greenway and frequently uses it to access places on and off the trail. So if you happen to see her on the trail, be sure to say hello!