About Us

Protect Gainesville's Citizens, Inc. (PGC) has been incorporated in the State of Florida as a non-profit organization since November 2009.  We incorporated this group with the mission of improving the flow and accuracy of information regarding the Cabot Carbon/Koppers Superfund site.  Every member of our organization is affected by the
outcome of the remediation, reuse and redevelopment of this Superfund site.  We currently have over 700 Gainesville residents on our contact lists. Regular participants in our Community Involvement Meetings include members from a variety of local neighborhood and citizen groups: Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association, Stephen
Foster Protective Group, Gainesville United Neighborhoods, Clean the Gainesville Superfund Site, Students for Clean Water in Gainesville and the local creators of the online resource www.BanCCA.org. PGC formed to unite the many groups and individuals who share concern over public health and safety, loss of property value, and other quality of life impacts attributed to the pollution originating from
the Cabot/Koppers site.


PGC  has a mailing list that includes over 500 individuals living within the city of Gainesville, all of whom are affected by the municipal water supply system. We have over 250 fans on our Facebook page, and share information regularly with two other Facebook groups - "Clean the Gainesville Superfund Site" and "Students for Clean Water in Gainesville" - that have 350 and 200 fans, respectively. In addition to students and faculty from the University of Florida, members and officers from the following neighborhood groups have participated in our Community Involvement Meetings:
Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association, the Stephen Foster Protective Group, Duckpond Neighborhood Association, Grove Street Neighborhood Association, Gainesville United Neighborhoods, Sierra Club, Friends of Wild Iris and a number of other community groups.


Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!


Board of Directors

Kim A. Popejoy

Dr. Patricia Cline

Kate Ellison

Robert Pearce


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Contact Us at 352.665.2151 or,





Kim Popejoy

President and Project Manager

E-mail: kim@protectgainesville.org

Phone: 352 665.2151

Dr. Patricia Cline

Technical Advisor and Principal Investigator


Kate Ellison, Treasurer/Secretary

Robert Pearce, Board Member