Tag Archives: Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

Clean-Up Still Needed Months After Homeless Eviction

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

An area dubbed Tent City in Gainesville housed homeless people for years, but their eviction left the area littered with remnants from the former occupants. The property is now seeking help for a much needed clean-up.

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Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Addresses Lake Levels, Sinkholes and Water Usage

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

Despite recent rainfall, Florida is still in desperate need of water to help fill area lakes and more importantly the Floridan aquifer.

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Radon Action Week brings awareness to Alachua County

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 10:44 am

The awareness week hopes to draw attention to radium, a radioactive and carcinogenic element, found in Alachua County soil.

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Alachua County asks for public’s help on reporting sinkholes

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is encouraging residents to quickly report any newly spotted or potential sinkholes. County officials say the sooner they learn of problems, then the faster they can make repairs.  They say with the extreme drought experienced in the past […]

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Health Department issues warning about algal bloom on Santa Fe River

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

The Alachua County Health Department is asking the public to watch out for an algal bloom that has been identified in the Santa Fe River near High Springs between the Highway 27 bridge and upstream of Poe Springs in Alachua […]

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