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. lt'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

Thank You to Everyone that Participated in the 2019 Great American Cleanup!

We hosted our main event this past month—and broke our record with 1,000 volunteers on a a single day! However, the cleanup continues. Visit our Great American Cleanup page for more info.

Thank you so much to our volunteers for participating in the Great American Cleanup! With your help we did some really amazing things. Thank you for keeping our community clean and for a wonderful turnout! 

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Camp Kids in the Woods at Austin Cary Forest

A wonderful opportunity brought by the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources & Conservation and the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station. The camp will focus on forestry, natural resources, wildlife, and waterways and provide an opportunity for students interested in learning more about their natural world. 

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UF Day of Service

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Thank you to our KACB volunteers who came to us through the UF David and Wanda Center for Leadership & Service and planted trees for UF’s Day of Service. Thanks to their effort 5 trees were planted outside Countryside 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? lf 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 "l 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 “l Promise” pledge to end littering increase recycling and lessen your impact on the community. Lead by example and inspire others to take action every day to improve and beautify our community.

Take the Pledge

 

Upcoming Events

lnterested in Volunteering?
 
We offer supplies for litter pickup during our office hours 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Feel free to create a group grab some supplies and volunteer whenever you would like!
 
April 16 - Tree planting near Haile Equestrian Center, 4530 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607 http://bit.ly/2GgigQO
Here is an opportunity to add beauty to our community by planting trees with our Alachua County Arborist
WHAT: 8 trees will be planted along the bike path near the Haile Equestrian center
WHERE: The address is 4530 SW 75th Street. WHEN: Meet at the above address on April 16, 2019, at 10 a.m.
WHY: This will be an fun, rewarding project! The ground is soft, flat and easy to work. Plus there is plenty of off-street parking in the grass near the bike path. We hope to see you there! WHO: Contact Lacy Holtzworth at (352) 548-1266
 
Municipalities and their own Great American Cleanups
 
The following Municipalities will be having their own cleanups on the dates below. 

April 25-26  Town of High Springs, SE 2nd Ave., under the water tower
                    City of Waldo, 14750 Weeks St.

April 27       Town of LaCrosse, 20613 N State Road 121

May 4          City of Alachua, 15100 NW 142 Terrace

 
Great news! GROW HUB is now open for business

GROW HUB has 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! 

GROW HUB, Growing Real Opportunities to Work—Harvest of Urban Business, a 501c3 not-for-profit, was incorporated in 2016 to meet a critical need faced by both local students of varying abilities, who complete their schooling at age 22 and have limited options for meaningful employment, and veterans, who face barriers re-entering the traditional workplace.

 

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GROW HUB is open from 8 a.m. - Noon, Monday through Saturday, and the proceeds benefit the special needs workers that keep the nursery running and looking beautiful!

GROW HUB is located at 2900 NW 8th Avenue Gainesville Florida and is accessible only from the eastern end of NE 8th Avenue.

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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   www.myflorida.com   Jeanette Núñez, 18th Lt Governor of Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation has an exciting campaign that KACB will be helped out with in 2015. The Drive lt 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 https://adoptahighway.net/about-us/

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

 

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