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Alachua County Talks - Solar Cooperative

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with Alachua League of Women Voters Solar Organizer Wes Wheeler. The program focuses on the League’s partnership with the non-profit organization FL SUN to form the Alachua County Solar Co-Op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.

Those interested must sign up for the Alachua County Solar Co-op by Friday July 28, 2017. For more information, visit the www.flsun.org/alachua or email solarteam@flsun.org.

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “The Alachua County Solar Co-op offers County residents a great opportunity to save money on solar panels now so they can save on energy for years to come. The co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.”

For more information, visit www.flsun.org/alachua or www.lwvalachua.org.

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Talks, Solar Cooperative,


Barr Hammock Southern Entrance Grand Opening

Alachua County recently celebrated the public opening of the Southern Entrance to Barr Hammock Preserve on June 17, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the South Trailhead (300 S.E. 175th Avenue, Micanopy). The celebration introduced the Preserve through a brief series of talks and a ceremonial vine cutting followed by guided nature walks and a cycling tour.

Category: Environmental Protection, County Commissioners,

Keywords: Barr Hammock, land conservation, grand opening,


Alachua County Library Summer Reading 2017!


Alachua County Enviroscape Stormwater Demonstration

Want to know what pollution from stormwater runoff can do to our drinking water and our environment? Watch this brief demonstration to find out. For more information visit www.alachuacountywater.org.

Category: Environmental Protection, Communications Office,

Keywords: Enviroscape, stormwater, environmental protection,


Alachua County Talks- County Stormwater Assessment (May 2017)

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird. The program focuses on Alachua County's Stormwater Assessment proposal, how it will impact citizens, and how it will improve our environment.

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Every day, pollutants found in stormwater runoff into our creeks, rivers and lakes, directly affecting our quality of life. The Alachua County Commission, County Environmental Protection and County Public Works are working hard to insure the proper steps are being taken to make our water is clean for people, plants and animals, while also making sure the proposed stormwater assessment is both equitable and effective.”

For more information, visit www.alachuacountywater.org, email stormwater@alachuacounty.us, or call the Stormwater Hotline at 352-264-6850.

Category: Environmental Protection, Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Talks, Environmental Protection, Stormwater Assessment,


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