Media Release

The Great American Cleanup

Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:00 AM

April 9, 2009

9 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Great American Clean Up is this Saturday, April 11, 2009, beginning at 8 a.m.  Alachua County Public Works' Waste Watcher and his Team will be participating, along with Keep Alachua County Beautiful.

"Come out and be a part of this national effort to Keep America Beautiful." said Jeff Klugh, Alachua County Waste Alternative Specialist. "Clean up your neighborhood, plant a tree or flowers, paint a fence, or join others in a community project."

Supplies can be picked up at Westside Park (1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville) or the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Center (1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville) starting at 8 a.m.

There will also be an environmental fair and thank-you party at the MLK center from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for cleanup participants. The party will feature an environmental fair with games and information for everyone, and a special appearance by The Waste Watcher. 

For more information, contact Keep Alachua County Beautiful at 352-371-9444. Any cleanup projects completed from March 1 through May 31 will count towards the Great American Cleanup (so please report your cleanup activity).



  • 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).