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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens to Host a Moonlight Walk

Wayne Smith, left, and Pam Taylor observe the waterfall and adjoining lake next to the bulb garden. (Alexandra Booth/WUFT News)

The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens offers a variety of attractions and services that guests can come and enjoy, as well as hosting special events.  They offer 24 collections of plants and flowers include a rose garden, a vinery, a hummingbird and butterfly garden, and a sinkhole overlook. Summer offers the most colorful time at …

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Flushed But Not Forgotten

The facility's $10.1 million expansion increases the permitted plant capacity from 10 to 14.9 million gallons per day and shall sustain Gainesville's wastewater treatment requirements until 2018. Photo by Andrea Cornejo.

If you’re flushing wipes down the toilet, think again. Not only are wipes ‘public enemy No. 1’ at the wastewater plant, but they and other non-flushable items also hinder the return of clean water to the environment.

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