The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) announced today that all 75 counties registered cleanups during its annual Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) event. From Sept. 10 through Oct. 31, 8,724 Arkansans volunteered and collected 298 tons of litter during this fall cleanup initiative.
"We are very grateful for the people of Arkansas," said Colbie Jones, director at KAB. "They answered the call in helping us reach our goal of having a cleanup or another type of beautification effort registered in all 75 counties. To keep Arkansas beautiful and improve the livability of our state, it takes all of us working together."
During KAB's annual fall cleanup initiative, thousands of Arkansans volunteer to improve their communities by removing litter and discarded debris from Arkansas's roadways, shorelines, parks and other public areas. In 2022, there were 275 cleanups hosted.
"We are super thankful for the increased volunteerism we have received during our fall cleanup," said Robyn Taylor, volunteer program manager at KAB. "We were fortunate to have every county take the Go Clean Challenge this year, which yielded record-breaking cleanup results, thanks to our amazing volunteers. This is a wonderful start to a much cleaner and safer environment all across our beautiful state."
Volunteers removed 63 tons of bulky waste across 1,126.46 miles along roads, 170.87 miles against waterways and shorelines and 8,783.20 acres of parks and public areas. Additionally, volunteers collected 995 tires and recycled 12 tons of electronics while planting more than 491 trees, shrubs and flowers.
KAB is encouraging Arkansans to get involved and participate in its annual spring cleanup, the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas (GAmC). Those interested in organizing a cleanup event during the GAmC can get more information at http://bit.ly/KAB-CLEAN.
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff of three and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. KAB is 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 by 1% of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com. Stay in the know by following Keep Arkansas Beautiful on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and texting VOLUNTEER to 484848.