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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. 

Upcoming Events

In addition to our consistently available planting and litter pickups, upcoming events are as follows:


Saturday, March 4, Great American Cleanup - The annual Great American Cleanup is right around the corner. On Saturday, March 4th at 8 a.m., come join us at Westside Park (Albert "Ray" Massey Park). We provide supplies and from there volunteers spread throughout the community to their designated service sites. Projects include litter pickup, painting and planting. At noon volunteers return to the park to celebrate a hard day's work with an after party which includes free t-shirts, food and prize drawings. Both breakfast and lunch are provided. Sign up at: Feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 352-371-9444. Whether you're interested in bringing a large group or coming alone, we welcome all!


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

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Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program, brings the power of millions of volunteers and participants to create local change.In 2014, the work of more than 4 million volunteers and participants during the Great American Cleanup returned $179 million in measurable benefits across more than 20,000 participating communities. Activities included beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events. 

So come volunteer with us at the Great American Cleanup and be part of a national event