As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Keep America Beautiful follows a practical approach that unites citizens, businesses and the government to find solutions that advance our core issues of preventing litter, reducing waste, and beautifying communities.

Gov. Ron DeSantis

Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez

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Keep Alachua County Beautiful
211 SW 4th Avenu1e Suite 1 
Gainesville, FL 32601

CONTACT

       352.371.9444

       greatamericancleanup.kacb@gmail.com

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 © 2019 Keep Alachua County Beautiful | All Rights Reserved 

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.

OUR EVENTS

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.

OUR PROJECTS

Keep Alachua County Beautiful participates in a variety of projects that benefit the environment and educate the community. Some of the these projects include Litter abatement, Graffiti Removal and our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

GET INVOLVED

Volunteers are free to sign up for our events or create events of their own. We are always open to ideas for new events or ways to improve our current events. Please sign up on our Event Registration page to pledge to get involved!

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

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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

 

Adopt-A-Highway Program

To learn more, please visit https://adoptahighway.net/about-us/

 

Litter-Hotline number:

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 the Florida Department of Transportation to get in on the action!

Take the "l Promise" Pledge!

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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

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 NW 8th Avenue

Gainesville, Florida 32609

 

Entrance is accessible from the eastern end of NE 8th Avenue.

For more information visit their website:

https://www.grow-hub.org

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follow them on Facebook GROW HUB

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday       Weekly        Give Back Thursday

  • Saturday        Monthly      Gainesville Greenway Challenge

  • TBD (based on interest)   Landscaping at KACB Office

  • TBD (based on interest)   Group Litter Pickups (create your own group)

  • Saturday December 7th   Decomp Game at Operation Santa Delivery

    Bivens Arm Workdays​​

  • * TBA May have 1 work day during winter breakDecember 23rd 2019 – January 3rd 2020.

  • Monday January 6th 2020

  • Friday January 17th 2020

  • Monday February 17th 2020

  • Friday March 20th 2020

  • * TBA May have 1 work day during winter break - March 23rd 2020 – March 27th 2020.

Visit the calendar for more event details.