KAB encourages Arkansans to register for spring cleanup initiative

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) announced today that the Keep America Beautiful™ Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas has kicked off for the 2022 spring season. During the country’s largest cleanup initiative, Arkansans are encouraged to host a cleanup in their community or volunteer during an event near them.

KAB is Arkansas’s largest organization completely dedicated to statewide beautification efforts and litter prevention. Every year, KAB organizes the Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas that begins on March 1 and continues through May 31.

“The spring is a special time of year for Arkansans as we prepare to spend more time enjoying the warmer weather and the great natural resources our state has to offer,” said Robyn Taylor, volunteer program manager. “That is why statewide beautification efforts like this, along with litter prevention, are vital. That’s why we want to encourage every Arkansan to get involved in a cleanup near them and help do their part in keeping Arkansas beautiful.”

Communities and groups are invited to sign up to organize a local cleanup this year at https://bit.ly/KABSignUps. Cleanup organizers can use KAB’s free, print-ready promotional items to help recruit volunteers and learn how to organize a cleanup. Resources are available at http://bit.ly/KABClean. Volunteers can find local cleanups on the calendar of events at https://bit.ly/KABEvnts.

In 2021, over 13,000 volunteers during KAB’s two annual cleanup events were able to remove 386 tons of litter and 756 tons of bulky waste across 65 counties, including 4,317 miles of roadside, 285 miles of waterway and shorelines and 10,585 acres of parks and public areas. Volunteers also collected 5,958 tires and recycled 927 tons of materials while planting more than 3 million trees, shrubs and flowers.

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff of three and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas

Department of Parks, Heritage 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 by 1% of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com. Stay in the know by following Keep Arkansas Beautiful on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and texting VOLUNTEER to 484848.

About Keep America Beautiful Inc.

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. It strives to end littering, improve recycling and beautify America’s communities, so that everyone can live in a community that is clean, green and beautiful. Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. The organization empowers generations of community and environmental stewards through volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. It is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 certified affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials and individuals. Join Keep America Beautiful on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Take action at kab.org.

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