"Surface Water or Ground Water... somebody, some day, somewhere is going to have the opportunity to drink that water. Best keep it clean." - Anonymous
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To acquire, manage and improve environmentally significant lands to protect water resources, wildlife habitat, and to provide natural areas suitable for resource-based recreation.
Vision and Values:
Alachua County Forever will be a conscientious, innovative, progressive leader in land conservation and use acquisition, stewardship and funding development practices to preserve the environmental integrity of Alachua County and improve the quality of life for current and future generations.
- To be accountable to the taxpayers.
- To acquire the most environmentally significant habitats.
- To use a 'No Loss of Conservation Values' stewardship ethic.
- To treat partners, landowners and sellers with respect.
- To leverage the County's local investment.
- To encourage a community land ethic.