Annual Programs

THE GREAT SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN CLEANUP

CLEAN CREEK FEST

March, Co- hosted by First Magnitude Brewing

Cleaner water, free beer.

Each March, over 450 volunteers work to clean the creeks of Alachua county and bring all the trash to fill a dumpster hosted by First Magnitude Brewing. Throughout the month, there are cleanup opportunities, trivia nights, presentations from the Florida Museum and University of Florida Urban Streams Lab, citizen science and community art projects, and more!
Clean Creek Fest is a celebration of Alachua's creek systems and the community working to restore them.

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THE GREAT SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN CLEANUP

The Suwannee River Basin encompasses the Santa Fe River, whose watershed includes two Gainesville creeks: Blues Creek and Turkey Creek.  The Suwannee River Basin is an important region, with intricate ecosystems that support a wide variety of flora and fauna. GSRBC volunteers pull together to keep the Suwannee Basin as pristine as it deserves to be. The cleanup encompasses the Suwannee River and its tributaries and floodplain.

This annual Current Problems event begins in September and continues through November. 

In 2017, we surpassed 100,000 pounds of total trash pulled from the Suwannee River Basin during this cleanup.

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