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!
KACB has long been a supporter of community gardens. We were active participants in the Grove Street Neighborhood' "Dreamers Garden" and initiated the Woodland Park Boys and Girls Club Children's Garden "Cultivating Kids." Keep America Beautiful has recognized our Woodland Park project by awarding us first place nationally.
Now, we are in conversation with the Community Redevelopment Agency, Florida Organic Growers and Edible Landscapers about expanding our interests into the greater Gainesville area.
The Great American Cleanup
Volunteers for the 2017 Great American Cleanup are encouraged to pickup their supplies and assignments before the date of their event. Whether you and/or your group will be painting, planting or picking up trash and recyclables on Saturday, March 4, or another date, we can set you up with litter grabbers, safety vests, trash or recycling bags, gloves and a first aid kit BEFORE your event. This will allow you to get started right away and make the most of your event. Our main event will take place at Massey Park, at 1001 NW 34th Street in Gainesville, at 8am on Saturday March 4th.
Supplies can be returned on the Monday or Tuesday after your event or at the Thank You party at Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park at NOON on Saturday, March 4. Pizza, drinks and prizes will be given away at the Thank You party. Whether you come to the party or not, be sure to turn in your supplies and VOLUNTEER SUMMARY SHEET.
We will also have a drawing for those participants that capture the day through photographs. Each photograph entered on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram equals a chance to win. You can get some ideas from our photo gallery.
KACB tags and addresses are:
Facebook: Keep Alachua County Beautiful