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. 

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

Thursday, Dec. 7 - Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 

What:                  Hogtown Creek Cleanup Cleanup

Who:                    Phi Gamma Delta Pledge Class (Other volunteers are welcome, too!)

When:                 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 7-9, 9am – Noon

Where:                Behind Lowe's and The Party Shop at 2500 NW 13th Street (map) 

# of Volunteers:    9

Contact:                Tyler Smith 561.654.7633 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gina Hawkins 352.371.9444

 JOIN IN THE MLK DAY OF SERVICE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15

The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service invites you to participate in the 2017 Fall Day of Service, coming October 21For more information, call (352) 392-1215 or email cls@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.

Experience giving back to the community in a large group to witness that power. Join several hundred volunteers for a day of reflection and service for a wide variety of non-profits, including Keep Alachua County Beautiful, ACORN Clinic, Historic Haile Homestead, NATL (Natural Area Teaching Lab), Wilmont Gardens, The Repurpose Project, Operation Catnip and more.

INDIVIDUALS CAN REGISTER AT *. FOR GROUP REGISTRATION PLEASE CONTACT ALEX GIBBS AT ALEXG@LEADERSHIPANDSERVICE.UFL.EDU.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

The event that we have all been waiting for is finally approaching. Clear your schedule, and grab a few friends as we get ready for the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 7. Keep America Beautiful, our affiliate, has launched the theme for this event as "Clean Your Block Party". Along with many other local affiliates and partnering organizations, we encourage and challenge volunteers everywhere to spread the word and help make a change.

KACB will be hosting this event at Albert "Ray" Massey Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32601 from 8 a.m - noon.  Not only will you get to help conserve our community, but you will also get to enjoy food, prizes, and a party afterwords! 

To sign up and volunteer for the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 7, click here. You can set your own date for a project if you are unavailable for the scheduled cleanups.

Information about these and other events can be viewed at: kacb.org/calendar. 

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 and follow us on Instagram to make sure you get all the latest updates of Keep Alachua County Beautiful including events, fundraisers, and more! 


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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.

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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