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Join The Great Arkansas Cleanup September 8th

 

 

Each fall, Arkansas volunteers and organizers improve their communities by participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Keep Arkansas Beautiful is encouraging Arkansans to organize their own community cleanup or participate in a cleanup of their choice.

 

Last year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup featured 215 community events across the state involving more than 6,700 Arkansans, who picked up more than 130,500 pounds of litter and collected over 823,200 pounds of bulky waste from roughly 1,117 miles of roadway and more than 727 miles of waterway.

 

“With the assistance of volunteers and cleanup organizers, we can aid in the cleanliness and beauty of communities across Arkansas,” said Liz Philpott, volunteer program manager at KAB. “We encourage Arkansans to participate in a local Great Arkansas Cleanup event and help us improve the places we care about in The Natural State.”

 

Those who would like to organize an event in a local community or volunteer for a local event can email info@keeparkansasbeautiful.com or call toll-free 888-742-8701.

 

Visitwww.keeparkansasbeautiful.com/events/2018-09-08/ for a list of cleanups organized under the effort.

 

KAB will provide cleanup materials and supplies, such as T-shirts, trash bags, gloves and safety vests, to many of these local events.

 

For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com.

 

9-5-18 1:05 p.m. kawx.org

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