Join Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s cleanup initiative through October

Great Arkansas Cleanup organizers, volunteers encouraged to participate

LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 21, 2018) – It’s not too late to join the Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) Great Arkansas Cleanup, which ends Oct. 31, 2018. Arkansans can still #keepARbeautiful by volunteering in a cleanup of their choice by the end of October. To find a cleanup, go to http://www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com/full-event-calendar/.

There are cleanups registered in the following counties: Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Bradley, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Cleburne, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Nevada, Newton, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sharp, St. Francis, Union, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell.

“We only have a few weeks left of the Great Arkansas Cleanup, but plenty of opportunities to volunteer,” said Liz Philpott, volunteer program manager at KAB. “We encourage every Arkansan to participate in a local Great Arkansas Cleanup event and help us improve the places we care about in The Natural State.”

KAB has also launched a new program this fall for Arkansans who are not able to participate in a cleanup during the Great Arkansas Cleanup, but still would like to volunteer. Litter Grabbers will receive a Cleanup Kit, which includes trash bags, gloves and a T-shirt. Volunteers can sign up to be a Litter Grabber by visiting http://www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com/litter-grabber-program/.

The Great Arkansas Cleanup is sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation and Keep America Beautiful.

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., KAB inspires and educates individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is funded through its 1 percent portion of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay in the know by following Keep Arkansas Beautiful on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, YouTube and text VOLUNTEER to 484848.

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