Join Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s cleanup initiative through October!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Join Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s cleanup initiative through October

Individuals and communities statewide encouraged to volunteer

 

LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 9, 2017) – It’s not too late to join the Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) Great Arkansas Cleanup, which ends October 31, 2017. You can still #makeadifference. KAB is encouraging Arkansans to participate in a cleanup in their own community by the end of October.

 

Last year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup featured more than 140 community events across the state involving more than 7,000 Arkansans, who picked up more than 210,000 pounds of litter from roughly 1,735 miles of roadways and waterways, and collected over 900,000 pounds of bulky waste at drop-off events.

 

“We only have a few weeks left of the Great Arkansas Cleanup, but plenty of opportunities to volunteer,” said Liz Philpott, volunteer program manager at KAB. “We encourage every Arkansan to organize or participate in a local cleanup event and help keep our home clean and green.”

 

Don’t miss your chance to volunteer during the Great Arkansas Cleanup. KAB will provide cleanup materials and supplies to registered cleanups, such as trash bags, gloves and safety vests to local events, while supplies last. There are cleanups registered in the following counties: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Miller, Monroe, Newton, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell.

 

Volunteers may visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com to access the event calendar to see all scheduled cleanups. Those who would like to volunteer can also email info@keeparkansasbeautiful.com or call toll-free 888-742-8701. 

 

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., KAB inspires and educates individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is funded through its 1 percent portion of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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