Media Release

Hogtown Creek Cleanup

Monday, April 1, 2013 2:00 PM
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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the Gainesville Clean Water Partnership are pleased to share that Current Problems is coordinating a cleanup of Hogtown Creek from its headwaters down to Haile Sink where it empties into the aquifer. 

The cleanup, which began in March, continues through April. Two cleanups events are open to the public at large, on April 13, and April 27, 2013. The April 13, cleanup will be behind the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store (2564 N.W. 13th Street, Gainesville), beginning at 9 a.m. The April 27, cleanup will be held at Forest Park (4501 SW 20th Ave, Gainesville), and also begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers from the community are needed for both of these cleanup dates. Current Problems will provide supplies and arrange disposal for these cleanup projects.

Click here to view a map of Hogtown Creek on the Current Problems website.

Current Problems Executive Director, Fritzi Olson, speaking about Gainesville creeks said, “Gainesville creeks are unique in that they all drain into the aquifer eventually, rather than the Gulf or ocean, carrying any pollutants that find their way to the creeks with them.”

For more information, contact Fritzi Olson at 352-264-6827 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).