The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism and is one of four state agencies that share proceeds from the Amendment 75 1/8-cent Conservation Tax. Our 1 percent of the 1/8-cent tax provides an annual budget of about $869,000. The commission consists of nine governor’s appointees; the executive director and a two-person staff manage our operations.
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission and Staff inspires individuals to improve their communities by educating, preventing litter, promoting recycling, and keeping Arkansas beautiful. We encourage everyone to accept responsibility for maintaining Arkansas’s scenic beauty, environmental health, and quality of life. These efforts positively impact civic pride, livability, and economic growth – creating communities where people want to work, live and play.
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission and Staff work with educators around the state to teach the children of Arkansas the importance of a clean, green, and beautiful Arkansas. We strive to inspire and encourage children and adults in Arkansas to do their part to help keep Arkansas beautiful.