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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/28/2017

Celebrate Earth Day early by taking advantage of a wide offering of native north Florida plants during the 2017 Spring Native Plant Sale. Native plants are adapted to drought and the heat of summer, which helps reduce water consumption from irrigation, require less upkeep and help save money. The Spring Native Plant Sale is at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

Join us at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm for the Spring Old Florida Seed and Story Swap Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department in partnership with Forage Farm. Help us preserve our precious agricultural heritage, and diversify your own garden by bringing your seeds to swap with others in our gardening community. Please, no live plants, seeds older than five years or seeds from invasive exotics. No seeds to swap? Come on down anyway and meet fellow gardeners, while enjoying Morningside’s historic farm.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/14/2017

As part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today (Tuesday, Feb. 14), weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10AM and ending before 5PM. The Morningside Nature Center and Living History Farm will be closed to visitors during the burn. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. For additional information please call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at 352-393-8185.

Residents or students interested in a crash course on local government and city planning and management need look no further than the City of Gainesville itself. Gainesville 101: the 2017 Citizens' Academy is a seven-week program organized by the City of Gainesville Communications Office, and is designed to teach city residents about the inner workings of local government and city management.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/31/2017

As part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today - Tuesday, Jan. 31 - weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 12 p.m. and ending before 5 p.m. The Morningside Nature Center and Living History Farm will be closed to visitors during the burn. This is an ecological restoration and fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. For additional information please call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at 352-393-8185.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department is gearing up for its third annual Great Invader Raider Rally held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.  Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the rally continues a tradition that began more than 15 years ago as a community-wide day of service where volunteers of all ages work to remove non-native invasive plants from Gainesville’s natural areas.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/10/2016

Plan to round out your holiday weekend with a relaxing and enjoyable day at Cane Boil & FiddleFest! The Annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest is presented by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks. This year's event is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center.

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