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.
trees were donated by an Apache Corporation Tree Grant, the shrubs and grasses
were donated by TreesAcadiana, who are also coordinating the volunteers / labor
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
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
more information about this event, contact Heather Finley with TreesAcadiana at
337-501-9261 or email Eric Castille at email@example.com.
About the Northeast Gateway Coterie
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.
more information about this Coterie, email Johnny Orgeron with LCG Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org.