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Alachua County Enviroscape Stormwater Demonstration

Want to know what pollution from stormwater runoff can do to our drinking water and our environment? Watch this brief demonstration to find out. For more information visit www.alachuacountywater.org.

Category: Environmental Protection, Communications Office,

Keywords: Enviroscape, stormwater, environmental protection,


Alachua County Talks- County Stormwater Assessment (May 2017)

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird. The program focuses on Alachua County's Stormwater Assessment proposal, how it will impact citizens, and how it will improve our environment.

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Every day, pollutants found in stormwater runoff into our creeks, rivers and lakes, directly affecting our quality of life. The Alachua County Commission, County Environmental Protection and County Public Works are working hard to insure the proper steps are being taken to make our water is clean for people, plants and animals, while also making sure the proposed stormwater assessment is both equitable and effective.”

For more information, visit www.alachuacountywater.org, email stormwater@alachuacounty.us, or call the Stormwater Hotline at 352-264-6850.

Category: Environmental Protection, Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Talks, Environmental Protection, Stormwater Assessment,


Alachua County Talks: Mental Health First Aid & County Court Services

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with Alachua County Court Services Director Peria Duncan. The program focuses on Alachua County's efforts to provide mental health first aid training to all County employees in order to help those experiencing mental health issues.

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Alachua County has made an extraordinary effort to become a leader in this highly important but often overlooked aspect of community health. These efforts are increasing mental health literacy in Alachua County, and helping the public to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.”

For more information, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org, www.alachuacounty.us/courtservices, or call 352-338-7390.

Category: Court Services, Communications Office,

Keywords: Mental Health First Aid, Court Services,


Road renamed for Alachua County Medal of Honor Recipient Dewey (March 2017)

Alachua County has renamed S.E. 174th Place as Corporal Duane E. Dewey Place. The community held a Renaming Ceremony on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 10 a.m. 

Corporal Dewey was issued the Medal of Honor by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. S.E. 174th Place in Cross Creek is the road that Corporal Dewey has lived on for the past 30 years.

For more information, contact Kim Smith at 352-264-6740 or kismith@alachuacounty.us.

Category: Community Support Services, County Commissioners, County Manager's Office, Public Works,

Keywords: Veteran Services, Duane Dewey,


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