Great Arkansas Cleanup removed 100,000+ pounds of litter this fall

More than 7,000 volunteers participated in 58 counties.

Fox 16 News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s (KAB) annual fall Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) attracted more than 7,000 volunteers in 58 counties who removed more than 180,000 pounds of litter over a two-month period.

From Sept. 7 through Oct. 31, more than 180 community events attracted 7,268 volunteers who removed 182,604 pounds of litter and collected over 391,345 pounds of bulky waste from 1,148 miles of roadsides and 979 miles of waterway. Volunteers also collected litter from 20,466 acres of public parks and trails, up 619 acres from last year’s cleanup.

“This fall cleanup, we saw a great influx in volunteers and the amount of litter they removed from waterways, roadsides and public areas, surpassing last year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup results,” said Mark Camp, KAB executive director. “We had 1,710 additional volunteers remove 105,717 more pounds of litter than last year.” READ MORE.

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