Group notes yield from trash cleanups
Keep Arkansas Beautiful volunteers removed nearly 7 million pounds of trash from parks, roadsides and waterways in 2018, the group announced in a news release Friday.
The organization and local chapters held spring and fall cleanups in 71 of the state’s 75 counties. A total of 330 local cleanups brought in more than 13,000 volunteers, according to a news release.
The volunteers traversed 1,696 miles of roadside and 1,077 miles of waterways and shorelines.
Keep Arkansas Beautiful volunteers also planted nearly 2,100 trees, shrubs and flowers and collected more than 400,000 pounds of electronics for recycling, the release said.