The Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) Commission is recruiting Arkansans for the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas to register a clean up or get involved with an event near them.
“There is still plenty of time to get involved in the Great American Cleanup,” said Mark Camp, executive director of KAB. “We want to encourage all Arkansans to join us in these beautification efforts to help maintain Arkansas’ scenic beauty and improve its livability.”
Since March 1, KAB has been recruiting Arkansans for the nation’s largest community improvement effort to clean up and beautify their communities throughout a multitude of cleanup events. More than 138 cleanups have been registered with nearly 9,000 volunteers since the start of the statewide cleanup initiative.
“We are thankful for all of the Arkansans who have gotten involved in litter and trash removal efforts across the state,” said Camp. “Whether you are hosting an event or signing up for one, your support is much appreciated and needed to improve our communities and to welcome tourists this summer.”
Community groups can sign up to organize a local cleanup event by visiting https://bit.ly/KABSignUp. KAB also has free, print-ready promotional items that cleanup organizers can use to learn how to organize a cleanup and recruit volunteers. These resources can be found at http://bit.ly/KABClean. Volunteers can find local cleanups on the calendar of events at http://bit.ly/KABevnt.
Volunteers are encouraged to properly social distance during cleanup events and use additional safety precautions including not picking up litter with bare hands, wearing bright safety vests along roadways and ensuring children are accompanied by an adult while collecting litter. Additionally, cleanup supplies including disposable gloves, cotton gloves, fluorescent safety vests and "volunteers ahead" signs are available through KAB. For more information, please visit KAB’s website: https://keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups/.