On Tuesday, the board of county commissioners voted to exercise the option to purchase and protect 340 acres of private forests and wetlands.Read More »
How Are Gainesville, Alachua County Going To Use Millions In Wild Spaces And Public Places Funds?
The county and its municipalities all receive portions of this funding, but the largest chunk, 57.17 percent, goes to the county and the second largest 35.78 percent, to the City of Gainesville. What is Gainesville going to spend this money on?Read More »
How Will $100 Million A Year In New State Funding For Land Conservation Affect Alachua County?
With $100 million a year Florida has budgeted for land acquisition and conservation, Alachua County could have the funding to buy 13,351 acres of land for future parks.Read More »
Author Padgett Powell Talks Trebuchets And Snake Sandwiches
"The snake must be cooked very hard to dissolve the bones some and make sure the organs are fixed."Read More »
Experts Caution Against Bear Hunting in Alachua County
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission met yesterday to review a proposal which would allow bear hunting on specific areas throughout Florida. Wildlife groups question if hunting is the solution to an increasing number of bear encounters.Read More »
County Commission Votes To Keep Barr Hammock Trail Open
The Alachua County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the Levy Loop Trail at the Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve open year-round. Residents of Island Field, a neighborhood that borders the trail, raised concerns over noise and privacy earlier this year.Read More »
Alachua County Barr Hammock preserve hosts grand opening
The northern part of Alachua County's Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve opened Feb. 2. The southern part will open in 2014.Read More »