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Keep Arkansas Beautiful kicks off annual Great Arkansas Cleanup

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has announced that its annual fall cleanup, the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), kicked off on Sept. 10 and will run until Oct. 31. Mountain Home residents are encouraged to get involved by registering their own cleanup event or volunteering during one near them.

During the GAC, thousands of Arkansans volunteer for statewide beautification efforts and improve their communities by removing trash and discarded debris from Arkansas’s roadways, shorelines, parks and other public areas.

“It is that time of year again for Arkansans to get involved in our annual fall cleanup,” said Colbie Jones, executive director of KAB. “As the Natural State, litter is a serious threat to our state’s resources and offerings. We are challenging individuals in all of our counties to take responsibility and get involved in litter prevention and recycling efforts by joining a local cleanup near them.”

Individuals and groups are invited to sign up to organize a local cleanup at https://bit.ly/KABSignUp. Cleanup organizers can use KAB’s print-ready promotional items to help recruit volunteers and learn how to organize a cleanup. Cleanup supplies including disposable gloves, cotton gloves, and fluorescent safety vests are also available through KAB. Resources are available at http://bit.ly/KABClean.

In 2021, 13,637 Arkansans volunteered to improve their communities by removing 386 tons of litter during 473 cleanup events, double the number of cleanup events held last year during the GAC and KAB’s annual spring cleanup, the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. Volunteers can find and join local cleanups by visiting the calendar of events at http://bit.ly/KABevnt.

For more information, visit keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups.

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.

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