kacb, ‘keep alachua county beautiful’, gainesville, florida, fl, alachua, cleanup, volunteer, groups, ‘volunteer hours’, ‘community work’, ‘environmental protection’, ‘environmental preservation’, litter, ‘reduce waste’, ‘community conservation’, recycling, projects, ‘great american cleanup’,  education,  abatement,  pollution, ‘graffiti abatement’, ‘community cleanups’, ‘mickie mackenzie’Several years ago, we began a project to decrease neighborhood dependence on government resources.  Our neighborhood committee, under the leadership of Gainesville Police Department's Officer Ernest Graham, enjoys the participation of Gainesville and Alachua County neighborhood leaders as well as representatives of the Gainesville Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.  We have successfully eliminated Level One cleanups and have reduced the number of Level Two cleanups. Through KACB's assistance, residents assume a significant role in arranging and coordinating these cleanups.  KACB continues to provide volunteers and the numbers of resident volunteers continues to climb!