WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to beautify, conserve resources, recycle, educate and preserve our community's environmental legacy.
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 big impact on our world.
Keep Alachua County Beautiful works to put on events for volunteers including litter abatement and beautification events around the community. However, we are always encouraging volunteers to form their own groups and events. Supplies are always available at our office, ready for you to make your mark on the community.
DRIVE IT HOME CAMPAIGN
The Drive It Home campaign is funded by a grant to Keep Alachua County Beautiful from the State of Florida.
Ron DeSantis, 46th Governor of Florida
Jeanette Núñez, 20th Lt. Governor of Florida
The Florida Department of Transportation has an exciting campaign that KACB has helped with since 2015. The Drive lt Home campaign aims to "Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free" and focuses on reducing roadside litter, much of which can create dangerous driving conditions.
Did you know that more than 25,000 accidents are caused by vehicle-related road debris each year in the U.S? (FDOT)
Let's help to reduce those numbers and keep our county clean too!
Ways You Can Help
Dispose of trash in its proper receptacles
Keep a bag for trash in your car
Refrain from throwing trash out of the car window
Secure your load when you carry trash or loose items in or on your vehicle
To learn more, please visit https://adoptahighway.net/about-us/
1-800-BAN-LlTT(er) / 1-800-226-5488
ADOPT A HIGHWAY
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?
Do you have a business or group you would like to promote?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider adopting a highway today!
Adopt a Highway to advertise your group and keep Florida highways clean. This initiative is the perfect way to get your name out and also better the community.
Please visit our Adopt-A-Road page to get in on the action!
Want to reduce your impact on our environment?
Take the "l Promise" Pledge!
KACB is committed to creating a Florida where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Make a difference by taking the “l Promise” pledge to end littering, increase recycling, and lessen your impact on the community. Lead by example, and inspire others to take action every day to improve and beautify our community.
GROW HUB has a vast variety of landscaping plants and vegetables. They have a wide selection of pollinator-attracting plants, sweet and hot peppers, everglades tomatoes, and much more!
GROW HUB, Growing Real Opportunities to Work—Harvest of Urban Business,
a 501(c3) not-for-profit, was incorporated in 2016 to meet a critical need faced by both local students of varying abilities, who complete their schooling at age 22 and have limited options for meaningful employment, and veterans, who face barriers re-entering the traditional workplace.
GROW HUB is open from 8 a.m. - Noon, Monday through Saturday, and the proceeds benefit the special needs workers that keep the nursery running and looking beautiful!
GROW HUB is located at:
2900 NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Entrance is accessible from the eastern end of NE 8th Avenue.
For more information visit their website:
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Feb. 25-26, Friday and Saturday: Litter-Free Event at Heartwood Music Festival IV
Feb. 26, Saturday: Planning Meeting at Porters Garden
Feb. 26-27, Saturday - Sunday: Volunteering at GROW-HUB
March 2, Tuesday: Join the Master Gardeners in Dreamers Garden
April 9, Saturday: Great American Cleanup at Massey (Westside) Park, 8 A.M. - Noon
April 9, Saturday: Tire Roundup at Massey (Westside) Park, 8 A.M. - Noon
Check out our Calendar of Events. The Keep Alachua County Beautiful office is open for supply pickup on Mondays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and by appointment if those hours don't work for you. Supplies for litter pickup, planting, and painting projects are available at no cost. Grabber sticks, gloves, safety vests, hand sanitizer, masks, trash bags, and first-aid kits are included.
Please fill out our Event Registration form in advance!
McCarty Woods Cleanup
Volunteers cleared the new east-west trails through the woods, re-cut and treated some of the invasive trees that are growing back, and cleared some of the plants away from the large sweetgum near the entrance on the south side. And removed cat's claw -- there is always more cat's claw!