Activities and Events

Great Arkansas River Cleanup

Saturday, September 9-noon, Murray Park (near the boat ramp)

Thanks to the volunteers that turned out to help with this event.
Results:
42 bags of trash
16 bags of recyclables
180 lbs. of bar bell weights
2 boat rails
138 volunteer hours
Check photos in our albums on Facebook

2015 Great American “City Wide” Cleanup in Little Rock

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The 2014 Cleanup was on Saturday, March 8, 2014 Results are posted below, scroll on down.

Join KLRB, Neighborhood Associations and volunteer groups in Little Rock to organize cleanup efforts. You can get involved by contact us at: info@klrb.org or call us 765-3530 and leave a message.

City Wide Cleanup video – now airing on LRTV and YouTube

Neighborhoods Associations (NA) and Parks Cleanup Locations and participants in 2014 (Current as of 3/6/14)

Allendale NA
Breckenridge NA/Butler Park
Clark Wetlands Park/Central AR Master Naturalists
Curran Conway Park/Curran Conway Parknership Group
East Little Rock NA
Forest Hills NA
Granite Mountain NA
Interstate Park
Hanger Hill NA
Hindman Park
Junction and Clinton Pedestrian Bridges
Kiwanis Park
Meadowcliff/Brookwood NA
Montagne Court
Morehart Park/West Baseline NA
Murray Park/Riverside NA
New Africa Property Owners Assoc.
Our NA
Pine to Woodrow NA
Prospect Park
Stephens Area Faith NA
Upper Baseline NA
Western Hills Park – Kick Off Site/Media Event
Westwood NA
Woodlands Edge (WEEDS)
Wright Avenue NA

Volunteer Groups
Big Brother Big Sister of Central AR
LR Green Drinks
St. Johns Missonary Baptist Church
The Container Store employees
Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA)
Little Rock Hikers
Central Arkansas Canoe Club
Diamond State Disc Golf Association
Audubon Arkansas
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Little Rock Team NUSA
Little Rock Volunteer Park Ranger Program
Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Central AR Master Naturalists
Central AR Roller Derby
Keep North LR Beautiful
Kappa Sigma Fraternity UALR
Arkansas Forestry Commission
Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
The Green Corner Store and Soda Fountain
Verizon Wireless employees
Arvest Bank employees
Mabelvale United Methodist Church Boy Scouts
Sober Living

Adopt – A – Street Adopters’ Participating
Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation
Our House FRESH
Little Rock Civitan
NAWIC – Wellington Hills

Areas holding cleanup on other dates
MacArthur Park – April 12
Knoop Park

Neighborhoods Associations (NA) and Parks Cleanup Locations and participants in 2013
Allendale NA
Breckenridge NA/Butler Park
College Station NA/College Station Progressive League
Curran Conway Park/AR Interfaith Alliance, Fair Park NA and University Disrict
Downtown (I30 to Chester, Markham to I430)
East LR Alert Center
Forest Hills NA
Fourche Creek/Benny Craig Park
Goodwill NA
Grace Temple Baptist Church/Meadowcliff Elementary
Granite Mountain NA
John Barrow NA/Kiwanis Park/Union Park/36th Roundabout
Junction Bridge/Clinton Bridge/KNLRB
Longley Church
Love NA
Meadowcliff-Brookwood NA/Hindman Park
Montagne Court POA
Murray Park
New Africa Property Owners Ass’n
Oak Forest Community Garden
Our NA
Pettaway NA and Pettaway Park — Kick Off Site
Pine to Woodrow
Pleasant Valley
Sanctuary of Praise Church
St Johns Missionary Baptist Church/ 1920 E 6th/Cheetam Park
Stephens Area Faith NA
Twin Lakes “A” Homeowners Association
Twin Lakes “B” Homeowners Association
West Baseline NA
Walnut Valley HA/Walnut Valley Park
Westwood NA/Westwood Park
Woodlands Edge (WEEDS)
Wright Avenue NA
Yorkwood NA

Schools
Central High School
JA Fair High School
Mabelvale Middle School
McCellan High School
Cloverdale Intermediate School

Others
I-430 (Col. Glenn to Stagecoach) Kiwanis Club of Pulaski Heights

2014 Cleanup Results
683 Volunteers contributing 2,732 hours
909 bags of trash/litter were collected
100 bags plus 8 cubic yards of recyclables were collected
266 blocks were cleaned
236 acres of park land cleaned
16.7 miles of trails cleaned
6.5 miles of waterways cleaned
13 acres of wetlands cleaned

2013 Cleanup Results
921 volunteers contributed 3,675 hours
25.26 tons collected in dumpster plus 1119 bags of litter collected
23 miles of roadways were picked up
215 acres of City Parks were cleaned up
7.25 miles of trails and 8 miles of waterways cleaned

2012 Cleanup Results
997 volunteers contributed 3,218 hours
29.24 tons or 58,480 pounds of litter and trash were collected
106 miles of city streets were picked up
220 acres of City Parks were cleaned up
5 sites were beautified

2011 Cleanup Results:
996 Volunteers contributed 1,958 hours.
44.48 tons or 88,960 pounds of litter and trash were collected.
Approximately 664 city blocks were cleaned.
29 City parks were cleaned
4 miles of waterways were cleaned
7 site were beautified.

Adopt-A-Street

Keep Little Rock Beautiful partners with the City of Little Rock’s Public Works’ Adopt-A Street Program. This in an opportunity to beautify the city by volunteering to pick up litter and trash on selected streets. There are many streets in need of adoption.

Check out this video for a quick overview of the Adopt-A-Street Program.

Volunteers and groups identify a street (3-7 blocks or more) and pick up litter and trash at least 6 times per year. Public Works provides lists of available streets, signage, safety vests and litter bags, and scheduled pick up of trash collected. To get involved contact Keep Little Rock Beautiful at info@klrb.org or 501-765-3530.

On line application for the Adopt-A-Street program, e-mail the application to info@klrb.org.

envision LITTLE ROCK 2013 ideas competition

In honor of the 100 year anniversary of John Nolen’s 1913 document Report on a Park System for Little Rock, the 2013 ENVISION Competition seeks to challenge design professionals and the public to generate imaginative ideas about the future of a neglected and disconnected site in downtown Little Rock. This competition strives to promote engaging, iconic, and transformative ideas to creat a new gateway into the city that will inspire, direct, and connect.

Winners will be announced Friday, December 13, 1:30 at Little Rock City Hall.

Annual Litter Index Survey

By assessing the types of litter in our community, this tool helps us determine the types of community-improvement programs we need in order to achieve the results we desire. By consistent use of this index, we can track overall progress and show hard evidence of successful community enhancement. The index also allows us to target areas of the community where we need to focus our efforts to get more community involvement in the Adopt-A-Street and other cleanup programs.h3. Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

Twelve ash recepticles have been purchased and install by KLRB in the River Market area and the 1400 block of S. Main. Pocket ashtrays have been distributed to smokers in Little Rock. To find out how to purchase some of these recepticles for you business or neighborhood, contact us at info@klrb.org.

Earth Day Events

April events bring awareness of the impacts of our lives on the environment. KLRB joins with others in the community to educate about litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, community improvement, and community involvement.

America Recycles Day – November 15

Take the #AmericaRecyclesDay Pledge

Great Arkansas Cleanup

A fall, statewide effort headed up by Keep Arkansas Beautiful to promote neighborhood and community cleanups. Contact us if your neighborhood would like to participate.