Project Front Yard



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Project Front Yard

 ​Project 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. 


Project Front Yard teamed up with Krewe of Rio
to create a cleaner, greener Mardi Gras parade experience!
On February 3, a group of 25 Project Front Yard volunteers met at Pontiac Point prior to the parade kick-off where they assisted Krewe members in recycling more than 4,600 pounds of cardboard and almost 400 pounds of plastic film. These efforts alone diverted about 85% of normally landfilled waste at the start of the parade into the recycling stream. The volunteers then walked as the last “float” in the parade where they collected more than 5,300 pounds of beads to be repurposed and reused by LARC. The overall waste reduction and recycling work decreased the parade debris which would have otherwise been landfill-bound by about 24 percent.
Click here to read the full story!

IBERIABANK’s downtown Lafayette headquarters was the setting for the Fourth Annual Project Front Yard Awards on Thursday October 5, 2017. Since PFY’s inception in 2014, the community-wide beautification initiative has worked to highlight those who work tirelessly to improve the face of the community.  As a part of their ongoing commitment to PFY’s mission, IBERIABANK partnered once again to celebrate honorees at the event. The awards are given annually to recognize individuals and organizations in Lafayette for their efforts in community beautification. A total of four awards were given in the categories of Best in Cleanliness, Best in Beautification, Best in Education and Best Overall Project Front Yard Effort.

Pictured L-R: Tara Bienvenu-Keller Williams Realty of Acadiana, Catherine Comeaux-No Waste Louisiana, Lafayette Chapter, Skyra Rideaux-Project Front Yard Coordinator, Tina Bingham-McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie, Mickie Hughes-Love Acadiana, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux.
Click here to see more about the 2017 Project Front Yard Award honorees.

What will you pick up?

Click here to find out how to be a part of Project Front Yard!

 Rocksey's Toolbox

 Calling All K-4 Teachers!
Project Front Yard, in conjunction with Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Keep Lafayette Beautiful, is excited to offer Lafayette Parish schools a free environmental education curriculum being launched this year.
Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s education program contains 10 environmental lesson plans, hands-on activities for a variety of grade levels, fun activity sheets, GLE matches, and additional resources. Topics include; defining litter, timeline of trash, litter decomposition, watershed, clean water, effects on wildlife, plastics, reducing, reusing, recycling and civic responsibility.
For questions contact Skyra Rideaux at learn more about how your school can adopt the curriculum contact Skyra Rideaux at or 337-291-8306.
 Meet Yardley!
Our Project Front Yard Mascot!

 Project Front Yard initiatives are categorized by area of focus:
Cleanliness; Beautification; Education

 PFY Cleanliness, Beautification, Education

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.

Watch the Newest Project Front Yard Commercial here

PFY RiverWhere 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.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

Defend Your Yard Mosquito Season 

 Mosquito Season Means War!
Defend your yard against mosquitos.