71 Local Events Scheduled for the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas

Already, more than 6,000 Arkansans volunteers have or are expected to, take part in 71 Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup events scheduled across the state, with more cleanup coordinators registering cleanups daily. This year’s national spring cleanup campaign will include cleanups and other environmental improvement events in all states across the country and engage millions of volunteers. It runs through May 31.

During cleanup events, volunteers pick up litter, help at recycling events, plant flowers and trees, cleanup parks and public areas, and beautify their communities.

The Great American Cleanup is a program of Keep America Beautiful and is promoted in Arkansas by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB). Once a community or individual signs up to host a cleanup event, KAB will help organize and publicize the effort. KAB will also provide the event with Glad® trash bags, gloves, safety vests and other cleanup supplies for use by the volunteer.

“It’s easy to get involved in the Great American Cleanup,” said Elizabeth Philpott, volunteer services coordinator at KAB. “Whether it is organizing an event or volunteering, there’s a great opportunity for everyone to take part in this nationwide cleanup, right her in Arkansas and express their pride in their community’s clean and green improvement.” Additionally, citizens can offer encouragement and find or follow events through the KAB mobile app and our Facebook and other social media platforms.

For opportunities to volunteer, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com, email info@keeparkansasbeautiful.com or call toll-free 888-742-8701. Additionally, anyone can download the free KAB app now available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store to find local volunteer opportunities and recycling centers.

About the Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup involves events in communities around the country in March, April and May. This year’s Great American Cleanup is expected to involve an estimated 2 million people volunteering more than 7.9 million hours to clean, beautify and improve 20,000 communities during more than 40,000 events from coast to coast. Activities will include beautifying parks and recreation areas, collecting recyclables, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events. The sponsors of this year’s Great American Cleanup in Arkansas include Dow Chemical Co., Glad Products Co. and Lowe’s.

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. A three-person professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor manage its programs. KAB is funded by 1 percent 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 about KAB, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

 

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