Media Release

Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve Trash Clean-up Event

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Environmental Protection Department’s Alachua County Forever Program invites residents to participate in a Great American Clean-up event on Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at the Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve (NW 59th Terrace). This clean-up event is sponsored by Keep Alachua Beautiful and Emerald Waste Services.

Click here to view a map of the clean-up location.

Alachua County Environmental Specialist, Kevin Ratkus said, "We need you to make this volunteer trash clean-up a success, so bring your family, friends and neighbors and let’s clean-up the woods." He advises that, "Volunteers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and should bring work gloves (for picking up trash)."

Turkey Creek Hammock Preserve is a 380 acre tract of conservation land purchased in December 2009. through the Alachua County Forever Program. It is located on the eastern boundary of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.

For more information, contact Kevin Ratkus, Alachua County Forever at 352-215-4793 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).