About ReCover Acadiana

ReCover Acadiana is the newest philanthropic initiative of the705, Young Leaders for a Better Acadiana. ReCover focuses on beautification and blight remediation projects in and around Lafayette.

The ReCover movement hopes to inspire members of the Acadiana community to take pride in its physical spaces, recognizing areas for potential improvement, and empowering individuals to action. It is our goal to instill a feeling of ownership within this community that we all call home.

After all, we work here, we live here, and we play here. A place left blighted, sends the message that a place is not loved. ReCover sets out to show love to our community through creative community collaboration to reinvent blighted areas as new cultural assets that also demonstrate our love of Acadiana.

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Completed Projects

05/31/2014 Better Block Bertrand

Better Block Bertrand

It was an exciting one-day transformation of Bertrand Drive into a two-lane pedestrian friendly street as a demonstration tool that shows its potential as a great walkable, vibrant neighborhood center.

Visitors experienced live music by Jamie Bergeron, a pop-up park, fun jumps for kids, bicycle paths, a dog park, outdoor cafe, food trucks, face painting, outdoor yoga and more!

The success of projects like this hinge on creating a “complete street” with connected side

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Plan Lafayette Wall Work Party

Plan Lafayette was unveiling details of the Lafayette Comprehensive Plan and the705 celebrated by hosting an opening reception for the exhibit inside of the Lafayette Science Museum before ArtWalk on February 8th.

BUT before this event, Recover Acadiana had some work to do! Folks brought ideas, along with paint and art supplies and went to Parc International for the working party.

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Pop-up Holiday Decorations

The Recover Acadiana team was at it again this holiday season on a secret mission to brighten Lafayette!

These holiday elves made stops at Downtown Lafayette, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Economic Development Authority LEDA, The Horse Farm, and Mickey’s memorial to add some decoration and bring some holiday cheer!

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The Library Wall

The first initiative of Recover Acadiana took place in the heart of Downtown Lafayette. Having already been up for over a year, and with at least another year to go, the fence around the construction taking place at the Main Library downtown wasn’t the prettiest thing to see when driving along Congress.

We (the705) figured things could be better, even if temporarily! So… in partnership with Downtown Lafayette, the Lafayette Public Library System, and University of Louisiana

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Get Involved

ReCover will thrive because of the passionate efforts of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors.  From individuals helping out on a Saturday afternoon to multinational corporations, each of our partners bring unique talents to the ReCover Acadiana team.  We pride ourselves on providing an avenue for these unique and valuable skills to further the cause of breaking down barriers and creating beauty where it previously didn’t exist. the705 is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization (application pending), and we look forward to applying any charitable donations you contribute to projects in which you are particularly interested or to our general fund.

If you have a great idea for a ReCover Acadiana project, please fill out the Project Proposal Form and someone from the team will get in touch with you!


People power is the engine that drives ReCover Acadiana!  Whether its arranging a large community beautification project as a team-building exercise for your company or matching your individual skills with our one of our ongoing projects, we’re committed to finding great opportunities for you to challenge yourself.

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Our Partners and Sponsors

ReCover Acadiana is only possible through the generous donations of time, money, and manpower of these great organizations. They have committed to partnering with ReCover Acadiana as a whole, and are the overall supporters of all ReCover projects this year.