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?
 
 
Join our team at the City of Archer Community Center and post office for an Arbor Day celebratory tree planting. 
 
When: Friday, January 18th 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
What: Planting 15 trees.
Where: Please, meet at the Archer Community Center, 16671 SW 137th Ave, Archer, FL 32618.
Questions? Contact Lacy Holtzworth for more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Join us for our MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 21st!
 
Cemetery Cleanup - 
 
What: Cemetery restoration including bush and shrub trimming, mulch raking, and filling left by removed tree stumps.
When Monday, January 21st at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Where: Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery: 14309 SW 175th Terrace Archer, Florida 32618.
Questions?: Contact Andrew lngram This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (352) - 339 - 6379.
 
KACB Grounds Beautification Project - 
 
What: 10 volunteers needed to landscape and remove invasive plants
When: Monday, January 21st at 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Where: 211 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.
 
Midtown Litter Cleanup - 
 
Where to meet: Outside the doors to the Reitz Union Hotel, in the breezeway.
Cleanup Location: E. University Ave. between SE 15th St. and Fred Cone Library.
When: Monday, January 21 9:00am – 12:00 noon.
 
Tree Planting on NW 43rd Street - 
 
When January 21st, 9:00am - 12:00 noon.
What: Planting 40 trees.
Where: Meet at Talbot Elementary School 5701 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32653, then we will go to the planting site from there.

UF Day of Service Volunteers: First meet outside the Reitz Union Hotel, in the breezeway before heading to project location.

Meetup location: Talbot Elementary School.

Register here:
http://www.kacb.org/event-registration

Contact: Lacy Holtzworth
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
(352) 548-1266
 

 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.