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The 2023 Great Arkansas Cleanup

By Ethan Nahté

The 2023 Great Arkansas Cleanup is kicking off soon. Arkansans are encouraged to host a cleanup in their community or volunteer during an event near them.
Registration will open Monday, Aug. 14, and the cleanup season will start on Sept. 9. Visit
Each fall, an estimated 10,000 Arkansans volunteer for the statewide Great Arkansas Cleanup litter pickup event. Through their efforts this past year alone, litter was picked up from 3,500 miles of roadways, 503 parks and public areas, and 146.1 miles of shorelines; 26 illegal dumps were closed over the last two years.
Once you’ve registered, notify Pulse Multi-Media where you will be working. We hope to create a list of locations and times around Polk County to hopefully entice more volunteers to get out and help cleanup The Natural State.

Other cleanups
Unrelated to the official Great Arkansas Cleanup, area state parks will be having Centennial Day of Service cleanups and invite volunteers to assist. Visit their official pages on for more info on what to wear and what to bring.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Saturday, Aug. 19
9 a.m.-noon
Meet at the south side of the Lover’s Leap trailhead.

Cossatot River State Park
Saturday, Oct. 14
1-4 p.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center to clean up the wild and scenic Cossatot River, access points or surrounding roadways.

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