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County Opens New Fire Stations

The Alachua County Commission recently cut ribbon on two  new Fire Rescue Stations: Station 33 (5901 N.W. 34th Blvd., Gainesville) and Station 40 (14377 N.E. US Highway 301, Waldo). Both stations feature energy efficient equipment and sustainable design building features, and 100% back-up generated power. Brame Heck Architects provided architectural and engineering services for the project, and the D.E. Scorpio Corporation is the construction management firm.

Category: Department of Public Safety,

Keywords: alachua county fire rescue, fire rescue station,

Turf SWAP before and after video

We will be offering CASH REBATES to property owners that replace irrigated turf with Florida Friendly Landscapes starting April 1, 2017. Alachua County has received springs protection grant funds to reduce outdoor water use in existing landscapes. You may be eligible for a 50% rebate up to $2,000 to SWAP out a portion of your irrigated turf and replace it with water-conserving Florida Friendly Landscaping. For more information call (352) 264-6800.

Category: Environmental Protection,

Keywords: turf swap, environmental protection,

Confederate staue Removal from the Gainesville Sun

Learn about the process involved in the relocation of the Confederate Statue from the Alachua County Administration Building to a site chosen by the Daughters of the Confederacy. This is a video story by the Gainesville Sun.  Read the story at:

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Confederate Statue, Old Joe,

Alachua County Talks - Solar Cooperative

This edition of Alachua County Talks features an interview with Alachua League of Women Voters Solar Organizer Wes Wheeler. The program focuses on the League’s partnership with the non-profit organization FL SUN to form the Alachua County Solar Co-Op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.

Those interested must sign up for the Alachua County Solar Co-op by Friday July 28, 2017. For more information, visit the or email

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “The Alachua County Solar Co-op offers County residents a great opportunity to save money on solar panels now so they can save on energy for years to come. The co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.”

For more information, visit or

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Alachua County Talks, Solar Cooperative,

Barr Hammock Southern Entrance Grand Opening

Alachua County recently celebrated the public opening of the Southern Entrance to Barr Hammock Preserve on June 17, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the South Trailhead (300 S.E. 175th Avenue, Micanopy). The celebration introduced the Preserve through a brief series of talks and a ceremonial vine cutting followed by guided nature walks and a cycling tour.

Category: Environmental Protection, County Commissioners,

Keywords: Barr Hammock, land conservation, grand opening,

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