Gainesville Clean Water Partnership: Have you visited the brand new GCWP website? It is a great source of information on local waterways and wetlands along with acting as a hub for how you can get involved with local conservation efforts such as creek clean-ups. The interactive creeks map will help you explore Gainesville from a different point of view. Check it out at www.gainesvillecreeks.org. For update to date information on the GCWP, please like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GainesvilleCleanWaterPartnership or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GNVCleanWater.
Go Gainesville Bike Share: Where will a bike take you? With four stations in the system, it is convenient and easy to travel between downtown, the Innovation Square area, and UF campus by bike. Stations are located at the Rosa Parks Downtown RTS Station (700 SE 3rd St), the corner of SW 3rd Ave and SW 13th St (next to the CVS in Social 28 right across from UF's Tigert Hall), Bo Diddley Plaza, and on the SW 6th Street Trail at SW 2nd Ave. You don’t have to fight for parking, and a bike is always there when you need one! The bikes can be rented by SMS text messages or via the Zagster mobile app for iPhone and Android on an hourly basis for $3/hour. Monthly passes ($15) and annual passes ($25) are also available, and then the first hour of every ride is free. For additional information, please visit http://zagster.com/gainesville/.
Solid Waste Division: The Great American Cleanup starts on March 1st and goes to May 31st each year. The main Alachua County event will be on March 04, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Albert “Ray” Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street. The Solid Waste Division will head up the City of Gainesville’s portion of the county-wide cleanup by providing supplies and equipment, designating clean-up sites within the City and coordinating the strategic placement of dumpsters and disposal for the collection of trash and recyclable materials such as tires, metal, bottles & cans. The Solid Waste Division will also have an informational recycling/adopt-a-street booth along with other environmental booths during this event from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. For more information on becoming a volunteer or the information booths contact Gina Hawkins at Keep Alachua County Beautiful, 371-9444 or log on to www.kacb.org
The Solid Waste Division will help sponsor a Level II Neighborhood Cleanup at North Lincoln Heights on March 11, 2017. A level II cleanup entails the community coming together to organize a cleanup through Keep Alachua County Beautiful and the Solid Waste Division with volunteers from the neighborhood. The Solid Waste Division will furnish the roll-off boxes, equipment and a Solid Waste inspector to oversee the staging area, which will be at the Church of the Kingdom of God at 402 S.E. 14th Street from 8 AM to 11 AM. The inspector will pass out equipment and oversee the roll-off boxes to make sure there is no contamination or hazardous waste. After the event, the inspector will make sure all equipment is turned back in along with ordering the roll-off boxes to be picked up. For further questions, contact Steve Joplin at the Solid Waste division, 352-393-7961.
Weekly Wellness Walks
The University of Florida Diabetes Institute invites the community to join in on the last two sessions of a 10 week wellness walk outreach event, held every Saturday — rain or shine — at Santa Fe College Track, located at 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida. 32606. The final dates in this segment are Saturday, February 4 and 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Walkers can expect a free, fun & lively event, sure to make walking a treasured part of a healthy lifestyle. Also included are screenings, Zumba warm up, yoga cool down and a community fair of information and resource booths from area organizations and businesses. For more information contact Gina Aulisio, UF Diabetes Institute (352) 273-8279 / email@example.com. You can also complete an optional R.S.V.P. or to sign-up as a vendor at the website link: http://diabetes.ufl.edu/ (See under News & Events)
Bike/Ped at GFR Safety City
The City of Gainesville Bicycle/Pedestrian Program will conduct bicycle/pedestrian safety related presentations for a local homeschool group on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Gainesville Fire Rescue’s (GFR) Safety City facility, located at 1025 NE 13th Street. For more information on the GFR Safety City, visit https://www.facebook.com/Gainesville-Fire-Rescue-126611297438842/ or (352) 334-5065.
Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST)
The CTST is a volunteer organization made up of community representation from citizens, agencies and groups such as public works, law enforcement, fire departments, school board, health department and many others. The CTSTs are sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with the mission of helping to reduce crashes and improve safety on area roadways. Through events, information, ongoing programs and education, team members work together to develop solutions to local traffic safety problems. For more information, visit http://trafficsafetyteam.com/.
*The Alachua County CTST meets 10:00 am on the third Thursday of every month (excluding July and December) at the Santa Fe College – Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) 2153 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, FL. 32641 and will meet next on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Consider the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program for your next meeting, community event or training. Please contact us for participation at camps, conferences and other programs. We provide bicycle and pedestrian-related presentations, demonstrations, videos and trainings for toddlers, youth, teens, young adults, adults and seniors. For more information, scheduling a bicycle/pedestrian event, questions or volunteer opportunities, please contact Dekova Batey, bicycle/pedestrian program coordinator, at 352-334-5070 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cityofgainesville.org/bikeped.
Last updated February 2, 2017