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Celebration Nomination!

2019 Project Front Yard Awards We are excited to announce that nominations for the Sixth Annual Project Front Yard Awards are now OPEN! The awards are given annually to recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses in Lafayette who are working to create a cleaner, greener and environmentally conscious community. Nominations will be accepted in five categories; […]

August 2019

Rocksey’s Toolbox August is here, along with preparations for a new school year. It’s exciting to see schools and teachers implementing environmental education in grades K-5. In collaboration with Keep Louisiana Beautiful, we created Rocksey the Raccoon and her toolkit with lesson plans, activity sheets, and student standards. This curriculum focuses on litter, pollution, and […]

July 2019

Gnome-Body Gets Left Behind! Join Yardley’s efforts to keep Lafayette clean and vibrant by revitalizing gateways, improving streetscapes, implementing public art in public spaces, and educating the community about sustainability! Gnome Nation is a web-based gamification app that brings volunteers and partners together to coordinate events and member generated activities. Members who create an account […]

Fourth of July Prep for Pets

Keep Pets Safe at Home with Updated Information As the community prepares for patriotic celebrations of food, family and fireworks this Fourth of July, the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) would like to help make Independence Day safer for Acadiana’s four-legged family members. More dogs run away on Fourth of July than any […]

June 2019

  Camp ECOSTEAM   Summer is right around the block and Project Front Yard wants to help you choose a summer camp. We partnered with Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Parks and Recreation Department, for our second annual environmental camp. At camp this summer, your child will build a unique interest in composting, wetland plants, STEM, […]

Project Front Yard Coordinator Achieves Keep America Beautiful Certification

At its national conference earlier this year, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) named Project Front Yard Coordinator Skyra Rideaux to the latest class of Certified Community Environmental Professionals. Rideaux is the only person in Louisiana with this status. KAB, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, developed the Professional Certification Program to enhance its local affiliates’ […]

2018 Project Front Yard Award Winners Announced

Contact: Skyra Rideaux srideaux@lafayettela.gov 337-291-8306 For Immediate Release October 1, 2018   2018 Project Front Yard Award Winners Announced LAFAYETTE, LA – IBERIABANK’s downtown Lafayette headquarters was the setting for the fifth annual Project Front Yard (PFY) Awards on Thursday evening, October 4. Commemorating the five-year anniversary of its launch in 2014, the PFY awards highlight individuals and organizations working […]

Local gnomes partner up for innovative website with help from Project Front Yard and CGI

Recycled press – Entering its fifth year, Lafayette Parish’s Project Front Yard is at the forefront of clean-up initiatives in Louisiana, having entered negotiations with the Gnome Nation to build a user-friendly clean-up app. The web-based portal allows users to maintain the beauty of their front yards and public spaces by subscribing to and attending […]

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