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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

A Community Conversation about Waste and Recycling in Alachua County

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (EPAC) is hosting a panel discussion called, “Talking Trash.”

The discussion will focus on whether the County should consider banning and/or charging a fee for single use plastic shopping bags and polystyrene foam (Styrofoam™) containers. This discussion will occur on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 6pm, at the Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34 Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653). Directions

Panelists will summarize their thoughts on the subject and address questions about the use of single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers. EPAC members will develop strategies for the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners based in part from input they receive from this discussion. Panel members include, Matthew Williams, Adrian Hayes-Santos, Tim Townsend, Joel Islam, and Daniel Penniman. It will be moderated by Nina Bhattacharyya. 

This event is free and open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting, and are able to participate by submitting questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EPAC provides an opportunity for citizen involvement on environmental issues and concerns affecting residents of the County. It advises the Board of County Commissioners on appropriate measures to safeguard air and water resources and on responsible management of public lands and resources.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee Chair David Moritz at 352-332-2385 or 352-213-9932.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County
program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity
Office at (352)374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users, please call
711 (Florida Relay Service).

 

 

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 NE 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. 

   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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