Preserving Gainesville’s Natural Areas for Education, Recreation, and the Future...
Nature Operations Division is a part of The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.
The Nature Operations Division develops and conducts environmental education programs for the Alachua County school system, community education classes, nature preschool programs, and weekend and summer programs. Its staff is responsible for the development and operation of the City's Greenways and Greenspace Design including the Hogtown Creek Greenway, nature preserves development, and habitat management.
Sandhill Restoration Project at Boulware Springs Nature Park
A project to restore the sandhill habitat at Boulware Springs Nature Park and Sweetwater Preserve has completed the first phase with the removal of invasive hardwoods. Learn more about the habitat restoration projects at Boulware Springs Nature Park. Those visiting the park and the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail will notice a difference in the surroundings. --> More info.
Fall Native Plant Sale: October 9 and 10, 2015
Paint your yard with maintenance-free native plants! Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in North Florida during the 2015 Spring Native Plant sale on Saturday October 10, 2015, at Morningside Nature Center. An exclusive member's sale is on Friday, October 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and to all the members of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted!