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Acorns of Hope

Acorns of Hope is a non-profit initiative, through Bob’s Tree Preservation, that hopes to begin the reforestation of the quickly eroding coastline of South Louisiana. Each year, members ride their bikes 300 miles throughout the southeast and southwest of Louisiana raising awareness and planting 2,000 Live Oaks. Acorns of Hope is dedicated to re-creating the dying Cheniers, a Cajuns French term for “place of the oaks.” In 2009, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Government Association and Acorns of Hope planted a Live Oak tree next to Girard Hall to raise awareness of coastal erosion and signify the university’s dedication to preserving our natural resources.