The Central Arkansas Master Naturalists coordinated the Clark Wetlands Cleanup in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup in April. Volunteers worked for 3.5 hours to remove litter from in and around the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands at the Clinton Presidential Center. They cleaned approximately 13 acres, removing 600 pounds of litter! Way to go, Central Arkansas Master Naturalists!
The City of Monticello recently hosted their Great American Cleanup event on May 10. More than 50 volunteers gathered to help remove almost 1,500 pounds of litter from around the community. They also planted a tree, seedlings, and flowers. Way to go, Monticello!
Arkansas Geocachers from Van Buren, Fort Smith, Alma, Sallisaw, Spiro, Hot Springs, Clarksville and Russellville gathered to do a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) event in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup at Lake Louemma in Van Buren on April 26. Volunteers helped removed approximately 1,500 pounds of litter from in and around the lake. Way to go, Arkansas Geocachers!
Dr. Minnie Hatchett coordinated the 11th Annual South End Neighborhood Association’s Great American Cleanup on April 26. Almost 200 volunteers gathered to reduce litter from Interstate 30 to Barton Coliseum in Little Rock. They removed 8,000 pounds of litter from 35 miles of roadways and two parks, cleaning five illegal dumps and four junk vehicles on dead end streets. They recycled any tires they collected, and also donated 15 bags of aluminum to the local organization, Helping Hand, a local non-profit that provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy to children.
Keep Sherwood Beautiful hosted their Great American Cleanup in Sherwood on April 12. More than 50 volunteers gathered to help beautify Sherwood City Hall and reduce litter around the city. The Mayor of Sherwood and Girl Scouts came out to help with many other community volunteers. Volunteers helped removed more than 1,000 pounds of litter, and planted 24 shrubs and 12 flowers!
On March 1, 2014, the Whitetail Assassins of Arkansas hosted “Trashin’ with the Assassin,” an ATV litter pick-up of Mount Magazine State Park.
Seven volunteers removed approximately 400 pounds of litter from fifteen miles of roads and trails surrounding Mount Magazine. From the litter removed, they were able to recycle around 75 pounds of plastic, aluminum and glass.