GET INVOLVED

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. 

 

Announcements

UF Day of Service

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Thank you to our KACB volunteers who came to us through the UF David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service and planted trees for UF’s Day of Service. Thanks to their effort, 15 trees were planted outside Cuntryside Christian School on Northwest 39th Avenue.

 

Adopt-A-Highway

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Looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you have a business or group you would like to promote? If you answered yes to any of these questions then consider adopting a highway today. 

Adopt a Highway to advertise your group and keep Florida highways clean. This initiative is the perfect way to get your name out and also better the community. 

Please visit Florida Department of Transportation to get in on the action!

 

Take the "I Promise" Pledge

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KACB is committed to creating a Florida where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live. Make a difference by taking the “ I Promise” pledge to end littering, increase recycling and lessen their impact in their community. Lead by example and inspire others to take action every day to improve and beautify our community environments.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

 

Upcoming Events
 
 
Interested in Volunteering?
Please join our team at Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery. Volunteer with cemetery restoration tasks including trimming shrubbery, raking mulch, cleaning headstones and more. 
 
When?: *Recheduled - TBD (volunteers, please contact us to help us determine the best day for you)
Where?: Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery: 14309 SW 175th Terrace Archer, Florida 32618.
 
Any help is appreciated! There will be pizza provided by KACB to all of our hardworking volunteers!
 
Questions?: Contact Andrew lngram This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (352) - 339 - 6379.
 
 
Also, consider participating in the Duval Park Project for school credit. This volunteer opportunity is great for those 12 to 18 years old who want to give back this holiday season!
 
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 Please visit our calendar for more information!
 
 
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The Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Department is excited to announce the 20th Annual Trashformations: Recycled Art Show and Competition. The competition challenged local students to turn waste into art.This art will be on display until December 10th, so be sure to stop by!
 
For more information visit this link.
 
 
 
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Get your holiday shopping completed in the comfort of your own home while supporting us! Just select Keep Alachua County Beautiful as the charity of your choice and Amazon will make a donation every time you make a purchase! Just follow this link.

 

Great news! Grow Hub Gainesville is now open for business.

They have a huge selection of landscaping plants and vegetables. They have a wide selection of pollinator attracting plants, sweet and hot peppers, everglades tomatoes and much more! 

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Grow Hub Gainesville is open from 8AM-6PM everyday and the proceeds benefit the special needs workers that keep the nursery running and looking beautiful!

Grow Hub Gainesville is located at 2900 NW 8th avenue Gainesville, Florida

Click here for Directions 

For more information visit their website https://www.grow-hub.org 

or follow them on Facebook Grow Hub

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            The Drive It Home campaign is funded by a grant to
             Keep Alachua County Beautiful from the State of Florida. 

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The Florida Department of Transportation has a new and exciting campaign that KACB will be helping out with in 2015. The Drive It Home campaign aims to "Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free" and focuses on reducing roadside litter, much of which can create dangerous driving conditions.

Did you know that more than 25,000 accidents are caused by vehicle-related road debris each year in the U.S.? (FDOT)

Let's help to reduce those numbers and keep our county clean, too!

Ways You Can Help

    • Dispose of trash in its proper receptacles
    • Keep a bag for trash in your car
    • Refrain from throwing trash out of the car window
    • Secure your load when you carry trash or loose items in or on your vehicle

Adopt-A-Highway Program

To learn more, please visit http://www.dot.state.fl.us/statemaintenanceoffice/aah.shtm.

Litter-Hotline number: 1-800-BAN-LIFT(er) /1-800-226-5488

Stay tuned for more information, or visit http://www.cleanflroads.com.