About Us

What is ReCover Acadiana?

ReCover Acadiana was founded in 2013 by two board members of The705 to assist in community improvement projects and collaborations. Now, as a non-profit, the organization’s mission is to tackle beautification and blight reduction projects to improve places through collaboration and rogue action. Since 2013, ReCover Acadiana has done projects that address beautification and improvements to transportation and the built environment such as the Library Wall art project, planting over 400 trees in public parks, implemented four Build a Better Block events, installed permanent lighting over McKinley Street, Embraced a Space on Bertrand Drive with quarterly cleanups and many other cleanups, plantings and public art projects.

Get Involved!

We are always looking for new board members, projects and volunteers to help make Lafayette better and better. 

Thank You

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not. -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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Projects

Tree Planting

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ReCover Acadiana has planted over 400 trees in public parks and spaces since 2015 with help from grants and volunteers. 

Murals & Public Art

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Whether it's instilling pride in a neighborhood through a neighbor-painted mural or improving a construction fence with architectural student sculptures, ReCover knows art brings people together while improving the community and has done many of these projects since 2013. 

Better Blocks

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Temporary transportation block improvements that demonstrate to the community and elected officials how these changes could permanently impact the community for the better, is our jam. In fact, we've done three since 2015. 

Educational Series

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Educating and empowering community leaders about the positive impacts that transportation improvements, public spaces, art and trees can have on our community is our way of sharing ideas to get more people get excited about improving our community. 

Volunteer Programs

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ReCover Acadiana Embraced this Space on Bertrand Drive in 2016 and we've been keeping it clean with cleanups year round with volunteers from the community. 

Park(ing) Day

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Each September, on national Park(ing) Day, ReCover leads the effort in Lafayette for non-profits and businesses to take over parking spots Downtown to show how much fun could be experienced in a parking space usually taken up by only one car. These temporary parklets led to a parklet ordinance for businesses downtown to install permanent parklets for outdoor dining or simply relax. 

Events

TBD

Bike and Pedestrian Underpass Cleaning and Replanting

10am - 4pm

South College at W. Bayou Parkway Underpass

Event Details

TBD

Bike and Pedestrian Underpass Cleaning and Replanting

Volunteers needed! Join us in cleaning and replanting along the bike and pedestrian underpass at W. Bayou Parkway to improve safety and enjoyment in Lafayette for riders and pedestrians. 

10am - 4pm

South College at W. Bayou Parkway Underpass