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.
What will you pick up?
Click here to find out how to be a part of Project Front Yard!
Join Project Front Yard's 2017 Trash Bash!
Citizens and volunteer groups are encouraged to take part in becoming the solution to Lafayette's pollution by participating in cleaning our public roadsides and waterways for a litter free community. Pick a designated area on land or along the Bayou Vermilion within Lafayette Parish you intend to liberate from litter. Find out how YOU can participate!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Project Front Yard Mascot!
Project Front Yard initiatives are categorized by area of focus:
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
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
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 ProjectFrontYard@LafayetteLA.gov.
Mosquito Season Means War!
Defend your yard against mosquitos.