FORT SMITH, AR – the semi-annual litter pickup, “Great Arkansas Cleanup”, will be hosted by Keep Fort Smith Beautiful at the Farmer’s Market Parking Lot in Downtown Fort Smith on Saturday April 18th, from 9AM – 12PM.

The purpose of this event is to engage the local community in cleaning up various locations within the city. Volunteers will be picking up litter from the city streets and parks. Volunteers can either come with a particular location in mind, or they can allow the Keep Fort Smith Beautiful representatives to direct them to an already planned location. All supplies necessary for the cleanup, such as trash bags, gloves, security vests, and t-shirts will be provided on the site by Keep Arkansas Beautiful. Free lunch will be provided for the volunteers by the First National Bank! Long time Fort Smith citizen and “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” commissioner Paula Linder said, “Fort Smith litter problem is everyone's responsibility.  If I don't pick up trash on the sides of our roads, who will?  No one."

This spring Keep Fort Smith Beautiful is also partnering with the City of Fort Smith to promote the idea of keeping Fort Smith free of litter, “There are some things that I am interested in taking on in our city.  And one of those items is the litter in our area, we must do something about it,” said City of Fort Smith Mayor George McGill. “Now, this is one of those complex issues.  How do we get people not to litter?  What do we do?  Keep Fort Smith Beautiful will be hosting a clean-up campaign soon. Let’s get involved, get our city cleaned up and keep it clean,” concluded McGill.

“Great Arkansas Cleanup” by Keep Fort Smith Beautiful is a unique opportunity to make a visible impact on the local community!  

DETAILS:

DATE: Saturday, April 18th

TIME: 9AM - 12PM

LOCATION: Farmers Market Parking Lot, Downtown Fort Smith, AR