Great American Cleanup Volunteers Support Keep America Beautiful's 2013 Vibrant Communities Goals

Apr 17, 2013 5:00 PM ET

Keep America Beautiful Social Volunteer Hub

This spring, Keep America Beautiful affiliates across the country are participating in a variety of activities during this year’s Great American Cleanup that help support our 2013 Vibrant Communities Impact Goals.

Last month, 1,200 Keep Little Rock Beautiful volunteers picked up litter and storm debris and raked leaves in 23 neighborhoods and nine parks, and at six schools. The efforts of Keep Little Rock Beautiful support our goal of cleaning and restoring 200,000 public acres and sites to build and sustain safer, cleaner communities.

During KAB’s National Day of Action on April 6, Keep Ohio Beautiful partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Turnpike Commission for their annual State Roadway Cleanup. Hundreds of volunteers comprised of neighborhood groups, businesses and organizations took to the area roadways to pick up thousands of pounds of litter, recyclables and debris throughout the state of Ohio. The results are still being tallied, but the hard work of our affiliates across Ohio will play a large role in achieving KAB’s goal of cleaning 100,000 miles of roads and highways.

In two weeks, I Love A Clean San Diego will be hosting its Creek to Bay coastal cleanup event, one of the largest in the country. As part of the national Great American Cleanup, an estimated 6,000 San Diego area volunteers will gather at 92 cleanup sites countywide. Participants will help preserve the local environment by cleaning up local outdoor areas, including beaches, bays, creeks, canyons, parks and urban areas. These efforts will be instrumental in KAB’s successful achievement of cleaning and restoring 10,000 miles of rivers, lakes and shorelines in 2013.

How can you help us reach our Vibrant Communities Impact Goals? Get involved! Visit to get more information about how you can volunteer in your community.