Great Maumelle Clean Up
This local cleanup sponsored by Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Maumelle Parks and Recreation Department is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), and the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB).
Everyone in Maumelle is encouraged to participate in this year’s litter-pickup effort. Civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and clubs, scouts, individuals, families, neighborhoods, and businesses can organize cleanup teams and pitch in.
Participants will be focusing on four areas in the Maumelle Area: Lake Willastein, Tract D / Town Center, Lake Valencia and City Hall. Each participant will select a specific area that will responsible to clean up. Trash bags and supplies will be furnished, some additional equipment may need to be provided by the participants.
Our 2019 Great Maumelle Clean Up was held on Saturday, October 5. Learn more about the next Great Maumelle Clean Up by visiting our Calendar of Events or contact Event Coordinator, Sarah Giorgi-Jones at 501-627-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Great Arkansas Cleanup
The Great Arkansas Cleanup grew out of an effort that began more than 40 years ago as the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup. In 1985, U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers guided legislation requiring an annual pickup event during the weekend after Labor Day on all federal lands. This law, the Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Act, honors the founder of the event. Mr. Garner continued his advocacy for a clean and litter-free environment as a member of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation board of directors until his passing in 2014. KAB organized the first statewide GAC in 1989.
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff of three and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., KAB inspires and educates indviduals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is funded through its 1 percent portion of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent.