Act locally during Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s statewide cleanup campaign, Sept. 9
Aug. 9, 2017
Each fall, Arkansans improve their communities by volunteering in the Great Arkansas Cleanup, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission’s annual litter pickup and community cleanup event. This year’s cleanup kicks off Saturday, Sept. 9, with cleanups already scheduled around the state, and will continue through October.
Communities and organizations in two-thirds of Arkansas’s counties hosted more than 140 local cleanup events last year. More than 7,000 volunteers picked up about 210,000 pounds of litter from roughly 1,735 miles of roadway and waterway and collected more than 900,000 pounds of bulky waste.
“That level of dedication to removing other people’s litter is inspirational, and we hope that this year we see some sort of cleanup event being hosted in every county in Arkansas,” said Liz Philpott, KAB volunteer program manager. “We know – and share – the pride Arkansans have in being an Arkansan and living in The Natural State. We know that all across this beautiful place, everyone wants Arkansas to be litter-free.”
Those who would like to organize an event in their community or volunteer for a local event can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call toll-free 888-742-8701 or visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com. Organizers may access free promotional tools, such as an instructional video and printable publicity materials, from KAB’s website. KAB also will provide cleanup materials and supplies, such as T-shirts, trash bags, gloves and safety vests, to local events (while supplies last) to those organizers who register their local cleanup with the KAB office.
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