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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. 

Announcement

Grandiflora / Sanfelasco Nursery donated plants valued at nearly $3,000 to give our landscape bank a boost. Let us know if you have a planting project in mind.

Upcoming Events

 
 
DRAGONFLIES of FLORIDA
Talk & Walk led by Dr. Franklin “Buck” Snelson
Dragonflies and Damselflies are fascinating and conspicuous components of our insect fauna. There are 169 species recorded from Florida and 116 species have been found in Alachua County.
The talk will cover basic biological facts about the group, including anatomy, life cycle, reproduction, behavior, habitats, and feeding. The non-technical discussion will be illustrated with photographs of many local species.
We will also walk around the fields and wetlands of the preserve and try to find these fast-flyers.
Dr. Franklin “Buck” Snelson is leading this talk/walk, and he is a research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
 
 
WHERE
PRAIRIE CREEK PRESERVE
Meet at Prairie Creek Lodge
-see map below-
 
 
WHEN
Saturday, May 26th
Starting at 9:00am
 
WHAT TO BRING
Be sure to wear hiking shoes (boots preferred- never know how wet parts of the trail might be) and long pants. If you have binoculars, please bring them too. Never hurts to bring water and snacks.
 
About the Preserve
Prairie Creek Preserve and the surrounding 1150 acres were purchased by Alachua Conservation Trust from 2005 to 2017. Over 500 acres of the property have been added to Paynes Prairie Preserve Park, and the remainder comprises Prairie Creek Preserve, a 606-acre nature preserve that is adjacent to Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetary, a natural burial ground that also conserves land.
Learn more about Prairie Creek Preserve, click here.
 
 Connect with us
 
Alachua Conservation Trust | 7204 SE County Road 234Gainesville, FL 32641

 


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

   download.png                     Rick Scott, 45th Governor of Florida

   www.myflorida.com      Carlos Lopez-Cantera, 19th Lt. Governor of Florida                                                                                            

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.

The Eagle Project

The Eagle Project is currently looking for dedicated volunteers to help restore a handicapped accessible dock at The Florida Fisheries on Millhopper Road, in Gainesville. The Florida Fisheries offers several family fishing days and needs your help to make this experience even more welcoming. The current dock is not in good shape, to say the least, and is in fact, splintering and rotting. A new and improved dock would provide years of recreational use for over 2,000 annual participants. Help make this project a reality by signing up by April 6th. Volunteers are also able to gain up to 8 hours of volunteer hours. The volunteer days are April 14th and April 21st. To get involved or to learn more about the Eagle Project, you can contact Felipe Quintana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We hope to see you there!

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

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

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