Project Front Yard

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 Nominations Open for Third Annual Project Front Yard Awards
IBERIABANK and the Lafayette Mayor-President’s Office call for nominations for the Third Annual Project Front Yard Awards. The awards are given annually to recognize individuals and organizations in Lafayette who are working to improve the face of the community. 
Nominations will be accepted in four categories; Best in Cleanliness, Best in Beautification, Best in Education and Overall Best Project Front Yard Effort.
To be eligible, individual nominees must either live or work in Lafayette Parish and organizations for nomination must be located within Lafayette Parish. The nomination deadline is September 26, 2016. Download the Nomination Form today!

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Mosquito Season Means War! 
Defend your yard against mosquitos.
PFY Clear.pngProject Front Yard is an initiative which brings together individuals, business, government and media partners to address community beautification through education.
Taking the lead from more than forty action items in Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan, Project Front Yard’s mission is to build awareness and stimulate improvement of the face of our local community.  Initiatives under Project Front Yard include revitalization of gateways, improved streetscapes, litter removal and prevention, public art, river cleanup, and education.   
What will you pick up?
Click here to find out how to be a part of Project Front Yard!
Check out our Project Front Yard Partners:                                                          Meet Yardley! Our Project Front Yard Mascot!

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Project Front Yard - Iberia Parish​                       -Download the Project Front Yard Activity Book   
Project Front Yard - St. Martin Parish                 -Download this kid-friendly activity. This DYI 
                                                                             project the perfect way to teach kids about recycling.
                                                                            -Beautify your space! Download this DYI Activity 
                                                                             that turns scrap paper into a seed card you plant!
                                                                            -Download the Yardley Mask

               Project Front Yard initiatives are categorized by area of focus: 
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Several businesses have signed on to support components of project front yard, as well as all the major media outlets in the Acadiana area. These efforts are being leveraged with the work of community groups were already doing to have a transformational impact on our community.  
Area schools interested in becoming involved with Project Front Yard can request information via email
Read about the September 18, 2015  Project Front Yard Press Conference here
Watch the Newest Project Front Yard Commercial here
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Where the River Meets the Road
  • Watch Amelie's 5 minute River Report Documentary here
  • Watch Amelies' Full River Report (14 minutes)
  • Click here for the Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail 2D Version
  • Click here for the Updated Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail NEW 3D Version


Protect Your House!
Project Front Yard along with first responders, Acadian Ambulance, the University of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun football team and Coach Mark Hudspeth remind homeowners to make sure their addresses are marked outside their homes to assist first responders during emergencies. Watch the public service announcement here!

Learn more about Project Front Yard in Lafayette Parish:


See the LUS Fiber videos of our latest events courtesy of Fiber 365: All About Lafayette

Neighborhood Toolkit

Click this link--FINAL NPT_020415Revised.pdfFINAL NPT_020415Revised.pdf -- to download a Neighborhood Toolkit that includes many activities that support Project Front Yard.

Social Media​ - ​Listed below are links for everyone to get involved. Use social media to let us and the rest of our community know what you are doing to help transform Lafayette’s Landscape! Be on the lookout for specific calls for volunteers on our Facebook page and twitter feed.

For More Information

There are a lot of ways you can get involved in Project Front Yard. To learn more, email us at ​​​​​