Saving My Alachua Recognition

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the Alachua County Commission will recognize those students selected as winners in the County's fifth annual "Saving My Alachua" Environmental Art Contest. Winners from each grade will be recognized at the regularly scheduled Public Hearing, which begins promptly at 5 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville).

The contest was open to all K-12 students in Alachua County, including homeschoolers. It encourages students to create artwork depicting their passion for the environment. Their artwork addressed many environmental topics including water conservation, stormwater pollution, natural habitat protection, wilderness and wildlife protection, and proper disposal of toxic waste. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each kindergarten through 8th grade category and a High School category.  Selected winners will be featured in the 2019 Saving My Alachua Calendar, which will also contain tips on protecting the environment.

“It is inspiring to observe the environmental awareness of our community’s emerging citizen artists,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Director Chris Bird.

The artwork is on display in the hallways of the second floor of the County Administration Building outside the Commission Chamber for the month of April.

This event will be televised on Cox Channel 12, or the County’s Video on Demand website.

View the contest flier and entry form.

Visit the Saving My Alachua Art Contest Facebook page.

For more information, contact Eliana Bardi at 352-264-6810 or

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