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As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Alachua County Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday choices and actions we collectively have a huge impact on our world. It's really a simple concept, but one with far reaching effects.

Keep America Beautiful follows a practical approach uniting citizens, businesses and the government to find solutions that advance our core issues of preventing litter, reducing waste and beautifying communities. 

Upcoming Events

In addition to our consistently available planting and litter pickups, upcoming events are as follows:


Saturday, October 22nd: 2016 NDHC Homebuyers Education Seminar- Eight hour lecture targeting first time, low income and credit-poor prospective home buyers. Children not allowed. Mandatory $50 registration fee. More information here.

Thursday, November 1st - Friday, December 1st: 2016 Florida Scenic Highways Photo Contest- The Florida Scenic Highays Program is holding their 20th Annual Photo Contest. More information here.

Saturday, November 5th: Green Thumb Rememberance Day- From 10:00 a.m. through 12 p.m., at 920 NW 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida. This event is coordinated with the Alachua County Council of the Blind, Inc., an organization that has been part of the heart and soul of the garden since its inception in 2002. Event to celebrate individuals who have shown a natual talent towards gardening and plant growth.  Please bring a plant or a story to plant or share.

Monday, January 16th: 2017 MLK Day of Service. The MLK Day of Service is a campus-wide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to social justice. More information here.


To register for a Great American Cleanup event, click on VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION.  For details about these and other events please go to CALENDAR. Remember to like our Facebook page to make sure you get all the latest updates of Keep Alachua County Beautiful including events, fundraisers, and more! 

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Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program, brings the power of millions of volunteers and participants to create local change.In 2014, the work of more than 4 million volunteers and participants during the Great American Cleanup returned $179 million in measurable benefits across more than 20,000 participating communities. Activities included beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events. 

So come volunteer with us at the Great American Cleanup and be part of a national event