Great American Cleanup in Arkansas begins March 1

Spring community cleanup volunteer effort beautifies state.

LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 12, 2015) – Arkansans statewide will dedicate their time to improve the quality of life in their communities by volunteering in the national Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. This year’s spring cleanup campaign, coordinated and promoted statewide by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB), will begin March 1 and continue through May 31.

All communities are encouraged to take part in the annual community cleanup effort. Those interested in organizing a cleanup event in their community or volunteering with a local event can visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com, email elizabeth.philpott[at]arkansas[dot]gov or call 888-742-8701 toll-free.

“So much can be accomplished when we work together to maintain the beauty of our state,” said Elizabeth Philpott, Keep Arkansas Beautiful volunteer services coordinator. “Communities will be transformed by the efforts of volunteers involved in the Great American Cleanup.”

KAB will work with cleanup coordinators to plan and publicize events. KAB will provide volunteers with Glad® trash bags, gloves, safety vests and other cleanup supplies. Great American Cleanup volunteers will be eligible to win prizes provided by Troy-Bilt®.

About Keep America Beautiful Inc.

Keep America Beautiful Inc,, established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful builds vibrant communities through public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit kab.org.

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful

As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. A three-person professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor manage its programs. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than six dollars in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information about KAB, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.