The 19th annual Great American Cleanup
It will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Volunteers should report to Albert "Ray" Massey West Side Park 1001 NW 34th St. Gainesville, 32605 at 8 a.m.
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.
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program, brings the power of 3.8 million volunteers and participants to create local change. Volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours in 2011 to clean, beautify and improve more than 33,700 communities during more than 16,500 events in all 50 states and beyond. 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!
Join volunteers from the City of Archer, Archer 4-H Trailblazers, Boy Scouts, and the Gainesville Cycling Club for a cleanup of the Archer Braid Trail on Saturday Feb. 22 from 1-to-5 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to remove trail-side litter, branches and other debris, as well as some larger trash items that are cluttering up the beautiful view. We will also be removing invasive plants (air potato and coral ardisia, for example) along the trail.
The cleanup effort will be focused on the one-mile shaded western terminus of the ABT (near the landmark Archer water tower).
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing (long pants and long-sleeved shirts are suggested), work/gardening gloves, and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Please bring a 5-gallon bucket. You are welcome to bring tools (wheelbarrows, garden carts, loppers, pruners, shovels, and rakes) that will make the job easier.
Water and Gatorade will be provided by GCC. For more information click HERE