KAB earns fourth straight National Diamond Award

Keep Arkansas Beautiful earns fourth straight National Diamond Award

LITTLE ROCK (Jan. 24, 2014) – Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB), two local organizations and an individual in the state have received national recognition from Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s premier community-improvement organization.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful earned its fourth consecutive Diamond Level Award, the highest recognition bestowed by the national organization on its state affiliates. KAB is one of nine state affiliates to be a Diamond Level recipient.

Additionally, the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District received a second-place National Community Improvement Award in the Beautification category.

The Gravette Public Schools fourth grade GATE class won a first place Youth Recognition Award in the Project category. Evan Hurley, of Bryant received a second place Youth Recognition Award in the Individual category.

About Keep America Beautiful

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.

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful

As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., Keep Arkansas Beautiful works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. It operates as a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and is overseen by a nine-member commission appointed by the governor. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the eighth-cent conservation tax and, by utilizing 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, call toll-free 888-742-8701 or visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com, or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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