The Vermilion River Paddle Map is here! Today at the Project Front Yard Beautification Summit CGI's Will LaBar unveiled the amazing interactive map. David Cheramie, Executive Director of the Bayou Vermilion District and Charlie Wyatt, President of the Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association, were on stage for the presentation. Ben Bingham, CGI Designer, manned the controls during the demonstration.
Project Front Yard Beautification Summit Feb 10 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Tom Ethans 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Unveiling of Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail MapRegister HERE
Project Front Yard will host Tom Ethans, the director of Take Pride Winnipeg!, for a breakfast and beautification summit sponsored by Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Attendees can register for only the breakfast or for the entire morning event.
“We have all been energized by the optimism and early successes of Project Front Yard so far. This summit gives us two things we need at this stage-- lessons from a successful model in another community and the opportunity to discuss next steps. LCVC is committed to this effort long-term because we believe that it can ultimately make Lafayette an even more desirable community to visit,” said Ben Berthelot, President and CEO of LCVC.
The community is invited to let the good times flow on Sunday, October 19 for Bayou Vermilion District’s Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade at Vermilionville. The Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade is a celebration of and on the Bayou Vermilion that aims to increase awareness of the river as a viable source of recreation for Lafayette Parish and also serves as a fundraiser for the Bayou Vermilion District’s efforts along the Vermilion. MORE
Clean Streams Dr. Ernest Girouard, LSU AgCenter Master Farmer Program Coordinator
Student Poster and Bumper Sticker Contest
The Bayou and You
Using the Vermilion River Watershed to teach the impace of human activity on the environment - a Teacher In-Service Workshop at David Thibideaux STEM Magnet Academy
Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association at 2013 PlantFest
Rusty Petitjean and Kathy Van Ness volunteer at the BVPA booth at PlantFest
On Saturday, September 14, 2013 the Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association had its first information booth at the Lafayette Parish Master Gardener Association PlantFest at the Horse Farm. Hundreds of festival goers stopped by to register for the Rain Barrel donated by the Lafayette Consolidated Government - Environmental Quality.They also suggested neighborhoods that might be interested in the Storm Drain Marking Program. This will be the first of many to create an awareness of local water issues.
The lucky winner of the Rain Barrel is Joan Burns of Sulphur, Louisiana
David Cheramie and his wife Mary Ann at the Bayou Vermilion District Booth at PlantFest