News Release

Tree Planting on Louisiana Avenue to be held this weekend
Posted: 1/15/2014 4:00 PM

The Northeast Gateway Coterie, in conjunction with the Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Planning Division and TreesAcadiana, will be planting 80-100 native trees and more than 300 native shrubs and grasses along the newly opened Louisiana Avenue extension north of Interstate 10 on January 18, 2014 at 8 a.m.

The trees were donated by an Apache Corporation Tree Grant, the shrubs and grasses were donated by TreesAcadiana, who are also coordinating the volunteers / labor to plant.

The LCG Environmental Quality Office provided the nursery area to store the trees for the past year and will also provide the compost to plant them. Lafayette Fire Training Center provided the water over the summer months, and Fire Station 9 will be on hand to assist in watering as the trees are planted. Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Inmate Industry has helped in the maintenance and is providing the trailer and labor to transport the trees to Louisiana Avenue.

The planting date was chosen to simultaneously celebrate Arbor Day.  The public is invited to join the groups on Saturday morning at the corner of Acorn Drive and Louisiana Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon to plant trees and eat jambalaya provided by Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux.

For more information about this event, contact Heather Finley with TreesAcadiana at 337-501-9261 or email Eric Castille at

About the Northeast Gateway Coterie

The Northeast Gateway Coterie is making their community better for residents, businesses and visitors, by creating an inviting place for people to live, shop and dine. They are an elected group of volunteers working for beautification, smart growth and development within the Coterie area whose boundaries are I-10, I-49, Gloria Switch Road and the Vermilion Bayou.

For more information about this Coterie, email Johnny Orgeron with LCG Planning at