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!
The 19th annual Great American Cleanup will take place this Saturday at Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park at 8 a.m. To pre-register please fill out an event registration form under the event registration page. We look forward to seeing our volunteers this weekend!
Be Ready Florida – “Making Mitigation Happen” Workshop for Homeowners
The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in partnership with BRACE, Volunteer Florida and the Florida Association of Counties, presents Be Ready Florida, a series of workshops encouraging homeowners to prepare their homes for all types of disasters.
Your local community is hosting a “Make Mitigation Happen” workshop to provide information on ways to mitigate damage to your home from future disasters. Each workshop will provide homeowners with information on ways to make your home safer from windstorms that threaten Florida residents.
Information will be provided at the workshop on how to reduce insurance premiums for homeowner’s windstorm coverage.
Workshop Date / Time: April 28, 2014
Workshop Location: Highlands Community Church (PCUSA)
1001 NE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Don’t miss out on this important workshop. Register today on www.BeReadyFlorida.org.
You can make a difference in your community. Invite your friends and neighbors to attend the workshop, too. For more information, visit www.BeReadyFlorida.org.
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The 19th annual Great American Cleanup 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.