Great American Cleanup Begins March 1

Great American Cleanup in Arkansas begins March 1


Spring community cleanup volunteer effort beautifies state

Arkansans statewide will dedicate their time to improve the quality of life in their communities by volunteering in the national Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. This year’s spring cleanup campaign, coordinated and promoted statewide by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB), will begin March 1 and continue through May 31.

All communities are encouraged to take part in the annual community cleanup effort. Those interested in organizing a cleanup event in their community or volunteering with a local event can visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com, email elizabeth.philpott@arkansas.gov or call 888-742-8701 toll-free.

“So much can be accomplished when we work together to maintain the beauty of our state,” said Elizabeth Philpott, Keep Arkansas Beautiful volunteer services coordinator. “Communities will be transformed by the efforts of volunteers involved in the Great American Cleanup.”

KAB will work with cleanup coordinators to plan and publicize events. KAB will provide volunteers with Glad® trash bags, gloves, safety vests and other cleanup supplies. Great American Cleanup volunteers will be eligible to win prizes provided by Troy-Bilt®.

About the Great American Cleanup
The national kickoff for Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is March 1. Great American Cleanup events are organized 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 Company, Glad Products Company and Lowes.

About Keep America Beautiful Inc.
Keep America Beautiful Inc,, established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful builds vibrant communities through public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit kab.org.

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