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Alachua Conservation Trust’s Holiday Mingle

December 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Bring your friends and family for an outdoor celebration of this year’s conservation victories! Boxed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and plenty of holiday cheer will be on tap. Picnic blankets and chairs from home are recommended for the musical performance from The Weeds of Eden.

No R.S.V.P. required and the event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome in support of ACT’s conservation efforts.

Saturday, December 18
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Prairie Creek Lodge
7204 SE CR 234
Gainesville, FL 32641

Prairie Creek Preserve and the surrounding 1,150 acres were purchased by ACT from 2005 to 2009. Over 500 acres were then added to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, while another 96 acres were added to Alachua County Forever’s Conservation Lands Program. The remainder comprises Prairie Creek Preserve, a 606-acre nature preserve that includes Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, a natural burial ground that also conserves land.
Prairie Creek drains Newnans Lake, one of the largest lakes in north Florida, towards Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and Orange Lake. The upland areas of the preserve are made up of flatwoods, mesic and hydric hammocks, and wetlands that include cypress swamps, depression marshes, and blackwater streams. To learn more about the preserve here.

Support local conservation by entering a drawing of chance to win a beautiful 18-foot wooden kayak handmade by Bruce Proctor. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the button below or in person at the ACT Holiday Mingle. Tickets purchased online will be mailed to the address provided.

Enter the Kayak Drawing here:

1 ticket for $20
6 tickets for $100

Proceeds from the drawing will support Alachua Conservation Trust’s mission and work to the protect the natural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources in and around North Central Florida.

This drawing of chance is hosted by Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT), 7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL 32641. Donations of $20 per entry or $100 for six entries are suggested. No purchase necessary. A winner will be randomly selected on December 18, 2021 at approximately 4:45 PM EST. You do not have to be present to win. Kayak valued at $2,500 and donated to ACT by Bruce Proctor.

Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by email at for more information.


December 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Prairie Creek Preserve Lodge
7204 SE CR 234
Gainesville, FL 32641 United States
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