Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB) did a monthly Good Clean Fun Saturday litter pickup. We had a few volunteers come out to help, despite it being an overcast gloomy day. Even as it started to sprinkle, they continued to work to clean up the streets around the Midlands. KMB is so thankful to the schools and volunteers who make projects like these possible. Without their input, KMB would not be able to accomplish half of what we do. We sincerely thank everyone for their efforts.
One Person Can Make a Difference! KSB heard about Zane Galbert, who is in the Coast Guard, who had taken it upon himself to go out in his kayak and clean the bayou next to Slidell’s premiere park. Zane didn’t like the look of the trash and debris in the bayou. He had tried to contact several agencies to see if they could work together to continue his mission, with no success. One of our KSB Board Members met Zane at a neighborhood homeowner meeting and the rest as they say is history. KSB worked with Zane and provided equipment and trash bags. Our Executive Director, Bill Mauser, loaned him his own kayak so he could have his cousin help him with the cleanups. They took part in our GAC with two bayou cleanups.
Volunteers across Texarkana, Arkansas joined together on March 8, 2014 for their, “Cleaner is Greener!” Great American Cleanup and recycling event.
Volunteers removed over 1,000 pounds of litter from the streets of Texarkana, cleaning 5 miles of roadways. More than 15,000 pounds of bulky waste was collected in dumpsters throughout the city. Volunteers also planted more than 30 trees.
Texarkana also hosted a large recycling drive–collecting almost 2,000 pounds each of both plastic and aluminum. They also collected almost 4,000 pounds of newspaper, and almost 5,000 pounds of e-waste.
The University of Arkansas’ International Language Center hosted a cleanup of Lake Elmdale in Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 14, 2014!
Students from Brazil, Panama, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Vietnam joined together to help remove over 200 pounds of litter, cleaning 2 miles of waterways and 5 acres of public land.