The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) is still recruiting Arkansans for its annual Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) event, which ends on October 31. KAB is challenging all counties in Arkansas to register a cleanup event this year.
Currently, nearly 90 cleanups are registered in more than 40 counties across the state for this annual community improvement campaign. Volunteers come together to collect litter from Arkansas’ roadways, shorelines, parks and other public areas.
“We are so appreciative of all of the Arkansans who have been taking action to clean up their outdoor spaces and essentially keeping Arkansas a beautiful and natural state,” said Mark Camp, executive director of KAB. “We only have a few weeks left and are challenging all 75 counties to come together and register at least one cleanup in their area.”
Sign up to organize a local cleanup this year at https://bit.ly/KABSignUp. Cleanup organizers can use KAB’s print-ready promotional items to help recruit volunteers and learn how to best organize a cleanup. Resources are available at http://bit.ly/KABClean. Volunteers can find and join local cleanups by visiting the calendar of events at http://bit.ly/KABevnt.
Volunteers are encouraged to properly social distance during cleanup events and use additional safety precautions including not picking up litter with bare hands, wearing bright safety vests along roadways and ensuring children are accompanied by an adult while collecting litter. Additionally, cleanup supplies including latex gloves, cotton gloves, fluorescent safety vests and “volunteers ahead” signs are available through KAB. For more information, please visit KAB’s website: https://keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups/.
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. KAB is 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.