Date(s): 09/07/2019 - 10/31/2019
Times: All Day
The 2019 Great Arkansas Cleanup will run from September 7 – October 31.
Register your events online here: http://www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com/event-registration/
Access free planning and promotional support materials here: http://www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups/
During the 2018 Great Arkansas Cleanup, more than 5,000 volunteers worked almost 26,000 hours in communities across the state. The community improvement effort involved 156 events, with volunteers collecting 76,887 pounds of litter from 729 miles of roadways, 900 miles of waterways, and nearly 20,000 acres of parks and public areas.
The total economic value of the 2018 Great Arkansas Cleanup to Arkansas communities was $1,230,091. Click here for the 2018 Great Arkansas Cleanup Results infographic! Click here to see our Registered Counties Map that shows which counties in Arkansas registered Great Arkansas Cleanup events with us.
The Great Arkansas Cleanup began more than 40 years ago as the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup. In 1985, then-U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers guided legislation requiring an annual pickup event during the weekend after Labor Day on all federal lands. This law, the Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Act, honors the founder of the event. Mr. Garner continued his advocacy for a clean and litter-free environment until his death in 2014.
Hosting Business or Organization: Keep Arkansas Beautiful
Phone Number: 501-682-3507