Natural Resources and Programs

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.
Contact Us:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Administrative Office
Thomas Center “A”, 302 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32627
Linda Demetropoulos, Nature Operations Manager
Phone: 352-334-5067
Email: demetropls@cityofgainesville.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 490, Station 30, Gainesville, FL 32627-0490
Fax: 352-334-2314
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Environmental Education Programs

Please Contact:
Sally Wazny, Program Coordinator 
Phone: 352-393-8438
Email: waznysa@cityofgainesville.org

BOOK A PROGRAM: environmental science and cultural history curriculum enrichment programs.

  Seasonal Public Programs:
Offered at Morningside Nature Center
   
 

QUICK LINKS TO NATURE-BASED EVENTS:

 
Nature & Heritage Events:
  Great Air Potato Round-Up
  Native Plant Sale
  Farm and Forest Festival
  Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks
  Cane Boil and FiddleFest
 
City Beautification Board (CBB):
  Urban Forestry Workshop
  Florida Arbor Day
  Earth Day Celebration
  National Arbor Day