Join Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s cleanup initiative through October

Join Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s cleanup initiative through October Individuals and communities statewide encouraged to volunteer LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 9, 2017) – It’s not too late to join the Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) Great Arkansas Cleanup, which ends October 31, 2017. You can still #makeadifference. KAB is encouraging Arkansans to participate […]

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KVBB director receives state recycling award

  By TANIAH TUDOR, Press Argus-Courier Staff Posted Oct 4, 2017 at 9:18 AM; Updated Oct 4, 2017 at 9:21 AM A Van Buren man known for his contributions to the beautification of the city was recently awarded for his individual efforts to increase recycling programs at the state and local levels. John Pope, Keep Van Buren Beautiful executive director, received this […]

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Practice These 5 Safety Tips During Fire Prevention Month

Forest fires and air pollution from burning trash can have a devastating impact on wildlife, the ecosystem and the local community. In honor of National Fire Prevention Month, it’s important to educate ourselves on the simple ways we can all prevent forest fires and protect The Natural State. When it comes to fire safety, picking up litter and practicing safe trash-burning are key components to making our state safer and protecting its natural landscape.

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Governor’s Address: The Great Arkansas Cleanup

Column Transcript No one is more passionate on the subject of trash and litter than Mark Camp, the new director of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. And to my surprise, he has informed me that discarded cigarettes are the No. 1 litter issue in Arkansas. It’s Mark’s responsibility to see […]

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Celebrate the 2017 Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Planting Day!

Celebrate the 2017 Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Planting Day! Help make Arkansas clean and green by joining the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Each fall, Arkansans get together to remove litter from our state’s roadways, shorelines, parks and public areas for the Great Arkansas Cleanup event. The statewide community improvement campaign […]

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KAB announces tiller grant winner

Arkansas Interfaith & Power awarded grant for The Promise Garden in Little Rock The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) announced Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light (AIPL) as the winner of the Troy-Bilt Colt FT Garden Tiller grant. Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light currently works with The Promise Garden, located at […]

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Little Rock businessman tapped as next KAB Commission director

LITTLE ROCK (Aug. 21, 2017) – Businessman Mark Camp of Little Rock has been chosen as the new director of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. Camp succeeds Robert Phelps, who retired July 1 after nearly 20 years in the position. “Mark has a keen interest and high ideals related to […]

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Cool Off with Low-impact Summertime Activities

With the abnormally cool weather we’ve seen in Arkansas this year, now’s the time to get out and enjoy all the state has to offer with low-impact water activities! Arkansas is home to some of the most beautiful rivers, lakes and waterways–here are a few ways to enjoy them while […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s statewide cleanup campaign launches Sept. 9

Arkansans encouraged to volunteer in local cleanups LITTLE ROCK (Aug. 1, 2017) – Each fall, Arkansans improve their communities by volunteering in the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission’s (KAB) annual litter pickup and community cleanup event. This year’s GAC will kickoff Saturday, Sept. 9, with cleanups […]

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How to Improve Your Community Garden with a Tiller

 Image courtesy of www.Lowes.com Garden Tillers are essential for large areas in need of a makeover such as community gardens. These powerful machines can cut through fresh soil and loosen it into a brand new garden bed. When creating a new green space or overhauling a bleak pocket garden, the […]

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