Cigarette Litter in The Natural State

It is time for Arkansans to understand just how toxic cigarette litter is to The Natural State’s environment. More than 4 trillion cigarette butts are littered each year. They are the No. 1-littered item in Arkansas and worldwide. Eighty percent of those butts will make their way into our rivers, […]

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Cigarette Litter in The Natural State

Littering is something that we have become far too familiar with. From the fast food bag tossed out of a car window to cigarette butts flicked down on the sidewalk, litter is a huge problem in The Natural State. First and foremost, littering is illegal in Arkansas – all littering, including […]

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12,938 Arkansans volunteer at 350+ cleanup events in 2017

Cleanup efforts positively impact communities statewide LITTLE ROCK (Dec. 27, 2017) – Nearly 13,000 Arkansas residents volunteered in local activities across the state in 2017 to help make their communities clean and green by collecting nearly 8 million pounds of litter, bulky waste and used tires to enhance environmental health […]

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism names Henry Awards finalists

The 2018 Henry Awards winners will be revealed at the 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held in West Memphis at Southland Park Gaming & Racing March 11-13, 2018. The awards ceremony will take place during the Governor’s Banquet on Tuesday, March 13. The Henry Awards honor […]

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2017 Great Arkansas Cleanup Results

Volunteers participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup, a two month-long event promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), removed almost 1 million pounds of litter and bulky waste during the statewide cleanup effort. Fifty-eight counties across the state registered Great Arkansas Cleanup events with KAB. The Great Arkansas Cleanup […]

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Winners chosen in statewide youth poster contest

12 Arkansas schools represented by winners, honorable mentions Six pieces of student artwork conveying messages about keeping Arkansas clean and green have been chosen as winners in the Great American Cleanup™ in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB). A panel of judges chose the […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful, local groups earn national awards from Keep America Beautiful

Awards presented at recent national conference The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) and several local organizations have been recognized with honors from Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s premier community environmental improvement organization. KAB has earned its seventh consecutive Diamond Level State Affiliate designation. Arkansas is one of only 15 […]

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Arkansans encouraged to organize, volunteer in local cleanups

Great American Cleanup launches March 20, first day of spring Each year, thousands of Arkansans improve the quality of life in their communities by volunteering in the national Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ in Arkansas. The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) encourages Arkansans to organize a local cleanup or […]

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Great American Cleanup launches March 20 in Arkansas

Arkansans encouraged to coordinate local cleanups Arkansans statewide are encouraged to beautify their communities by coordinating a cleanup in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. The spring cleanup campaign is coordinated and promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) and runs from March 20 through May 31. All […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful invites youth to enter statewide poster contest

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) encourages all students in kindergarten through fifth grades to enter the annual Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. Entries are due by March 1. Every year, KAB coordinates the youth poster contest in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas to […]

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