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Keep Arkansas Beautiful announced second year of statewide participation for Great Arkansas Cleanup

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) announced today that all 75 Arkansas counties registered cleanups during KAB’s 2023 Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) challenge, marking the second consecutive year that the campaign received participation from the entire state. From September 1 through October 31, 7,027 Arkansans volunteered during the GAC, collecting 199 tons of litter in their communities.

"We're immensely proud of the incredible dedication shown by Arkansans during this year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup,” said Colbie Jones, director of KAB. “This year's results underscore the passion and commitment of our communities toward preserving the natural beauty of our state. The collaborative effort and enthusiasm displayed by volunteers reflect our shared commitment to a cleaner, more beautiful Arkansas."

During KAB’s annual fall cleanup initiative, thousands of Arkansans volunteer to improve their communities by removing litter and debris from Arkansas’ roadways, shorelines, parks and other public areas. This year, there were 246 cleanup events hosted across all 75 Arkansas counties.

Volunteers removed 120 tons of bulky waste across 1,002 miles of roads, 204 miles of waterways and shorelines and 377,692 acres of parks and public areas. Volunteers collected 2,580 tires and 126 tons of recyclables, while also focusing on beautification efforts by planting 426 trees and 142 plants, shrubs, flowers and bulbs.