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Notes on Litter Prevention...

posted Jul 30, 2013, 8:00 AM by Robert Phelps   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 11:55 AM ]
The Great Arkansas Cleanup grew out of an effort that began more than 40 years ago as the Greer's Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup. The first statewide GAC was organized by KAB in 1989. Each year, the GAC includes almost 200 events in nearly 50 Arkansas counties. Some 20,000 volunteers pick up more than 4.5 million pounds of litter along 8,000 miles of roadway, more than 100 parks and public areas, and 1,500 miles of shoreline, and close numerous illegal dumping sites. This volunteer effort provides the state and participating communities a cost-saving value of more than $1.7 million. If you're interested in becoming involved in a cleanup, email me and I'll put you in touch with the right people.
 
Another program the KAB Foundation supports is the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. Each year, thousands of Arkansans improve the appearance of their communities by volunteering in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup™ in Arkansas. Annually, more than 20,000 individuals volunteer some 80,000 hours in Arkansas communities cleaning, playgrounds, closing illegal dumping sites, recycling a variety of materials, planting trees, flowers and bulbs, renovating homes and buildings, and removing graffiti. The total economic value of the Great American Cleanup in Arkansas each year is nearly $1.5 million.
 
For us to continue supporting these programs and thank our volunteers, we need your financial support. It allows us to show our appreciation to our volunteers and give our sponsors the much-needed recognition they deserve by providing to the volunteers with T-shirts featuring the sponsor logos on the back.
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