Back to All Events

Emory Cares International Day of Service

Emory Cares - Gainesville will join the Alachua Conservation Trust for an afternoon of trail maintenance at scenic Prairie Creek Preserve, a local favorite for weekend hikes and birding.

Together we’ll remove downed limbs and trees, and widen and enhance hiking trails while experiencing and enjoying their beauty.

Prairie Creek Preserve, which comprises more than 600 acres, has an enchanting mix of habitats ranging from cypress swamps and blackwater streams to oak hammocks and stately pine stands. We’re likely to see a variety of wildlife including red-headed woodpecker, wild turkey, deer, gopher tortoise, and migrating bird species.

The group will meet at Witness Tree Junction. Park at the NW intersection of CR 234 and CR 2082, by the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail.

You do not have to be affiliated with Emory to participate, and you get a T-shirt! We do ask that you register for this event on the Emory Cares website (see below for registration instructions). There is no minimum age for this event, but we ask that all participants under 18 be accompanied by a parent.

All participants will be asked to complete the Alachua Conservation Trust Waiver of Liability, which will be available on site.


Closed shoes, long pants and shirts, water, bug spray, hat and full water bottle are advised.


Saturday, November 9

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Meet at:

Gainesville, FL - NW intersection of CR 234 and CR 2082, by the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail.


Step 1: Click here to get to the Emory Cares main registration page

Step 2: Click on the yellow "Register for Projects across the U.S." button

Step 3: Enter your information, including your T-shirt size. For Emory affiliation, select “Friend” unless one of the other options applies. Select “Next”.

Step 4: Enter the names and info of your guests (if any).

Step 5: Click on "View projects" then scroll until you see the project titled "Alachua Conservation Trust - Prairie Creek Preserve"

Step 6: Check the box next to "Alachua Conservation Trust - Prairie Creek Preserve"

Step 7: Click the "Finish" button to complete your registration


Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or email:

Earlier Event: November 9
Morning Yoga at Tuscawilla