Project Frontyard creates #YARDWORK in Lafayette, Louisiana!
Project Front Yard is an initiative which brings together government, business, education to include revitalization of gateways, improved streetscapes, litter removal and prevention, public art, river cleanup, and more. On Saturday October 25th, 2014, 1000 University of Louisiana Lafayette students partnered with The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette Consolidated Government and United Way of Acadiana to pick up litter and illegal signs on UL campus and the surrounding areas. After the clean up, they filled 8 foot tall litter letters with the litter to show the public just how much is on our streets on any given day. The hashtag and letter Y was filled with river debris, the letter D filled with plastic bottles and the letter O is filled with illegal signs collected around the city.
The 8 foot tall letters were constructed by blacksmith and ULL freshman Sam Riehl and architecture grad students Ben Magellon and Nick Arcuri. As with all the Litter Letter projects it takes several months of planning which was led by Katherine McCormick, Carlee Alm-Labar and Gretchen Lacombe Vanicor who were very hands-on (literally!!!) throughout the entire project. The tallest litter letters made to date were on display across from Cajun Field in Lafayette for several weeks. They have since been moved and will be used throughout the city for future events.
More information about Project Frontyard can be found at http://www.lafayettela.gov/Presidents/Pages/Project-FrontYard.aspx_
Time Lapse created by Jessica Blank