Keep Arkansas Beautiful challenges all counties to #MakeArkansasGreen this spring

Aligned with national Great American Cleanup, campaign encourages local cleanups statewide LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 16, 2018) – As part of the annual Keep America Beautiful™ Great American Cleanup®, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) is helping volunteers in every county organize and promote local cleanup and beautification events that will […]

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Youth Poster Contest Deadline Approaches

Keep Arkansas Beautiful still accepting entries for statewide student poster contest Part of Great American Cleanup effort, poster entries are due March 1 LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 12, 2018) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) is still accepting entries in its statewide student poster contest. KAB invites students in kindergarten […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful announces statewide K-5 student contest

Part of Great American Cleanup effort, poster entries should focus on litter-free places LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 1, 2018) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) invites students in grades kindergarten through fifth to put their creativity on paper and enter this year’s Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. […]

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Cigarette Litter in The Natural State

Cigarette litter can have devastating effects on the environmental health of this place we call home – The Natural State. From our roads and highways to our state parks and natural areas, these are not places to trash. More than 4 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year; cigarette butts […]

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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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