Activities and Events

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL KAVANAUGH / PINE VALLEY ROUNDABOUT LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS Wednesday, June 23, 2014

For more info contact bobcallansfasla@comcast.net or call 501-580-3016

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The Kavanaugh / Pine Valley Roundabout Committee, consisting of representatives from the neighborhoods of Kingwood, Cammack Village, and the Heights is seeking a designteam to develop a Schematic Design for the landscape improvements to the central island and right-of-way of the new Kavanaugh / Pine Valley Roundabout. The design team may be comprised of an architect, landscape architect, sculptor, lighting designer or other design professional important to the development of the schematic design. The landscape improvements may be architectural or sculptural in nature and may include lighting, paving, walls, and planting improvements.

BACKGROUND:
The Kavanaugh, Pine Valley, and McKinley Street intersection is a junction point for three important neighborhoods in Little Rock; Kingwood, Cammack Village and the Heights. The Heights Neighborhood Association, the Kingwood Neighborhood Association and Residents of Cammack Village have formed a committee through the encouragement of Keep Little Rock Beautiful’s Beautification Committee for the purposes of generating program ideas for the roundabout and raising funding for the implementation of the final design.

Keep Little Rock Beautiful’s Beautification Committee (KLRB); are partners with the Kavanaugh / Pine Valley Roundabout Committee, acting as an advisory and liaison with the City of Little Rock. KLRB will be acting as the Project Coordinator during the process of schematic design. Bob Callans, FASLA (chair) and Sarah Burr, ASLA will be the primary contacts on behalf of KLRB.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation launches Greeniversary virtual event Celebrating 25 years of service

Finding the perfect anniversary gift can be a tricky thing. At some point in their lives, most people will need to buy an anniversary present. Many may wonder what to get. For example, there’s the diamond anniversary, gold, silver and so on, but what about the Greeniversary? Never heard of that one? That’s because this is the first year it has existed.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful is celebrating 25 years of service this year with a Greeniversary virtual event and needs your green – money, that is.

The foundation is encouraging Arkansans to show their pride by making a charitable donation to the nonprofit organization during this virtual event.

“For 25 years, Arkansans have done a great job in sustaining Arkansas’ natural beauty,” said Steve Holcomb, chairman of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation. “Even though volunteering at a local cleanup may seem like something small, it’s the small things that end up having the biggest impact.”

Donations in any amount will help commemorate this milestone by supporting the foundation’s efforts to curb behaviors that negatively impact the environmental quality and scenic beauty of Arkansas. Donations can be made by visiting Greeniversary.org or by mailing a check to:
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation
P.O. Box 7582
Little Rock, AR 72217

“The Greeniversary is a time when all Arkansans can give their green to keep Arkansas clean,” said Mimi San Pedro, Greeniversary committee chairwoman. “It’s up to all of us to help keep our state beautiful, and any action no matter how small will make a difference.”

On June 13, 1989, Governor Bill Clinton signed an executive order creating the nonprofit Keep Arkansas Beautiful Inc. organization to implement a statewide litter-prevention and recycling program.

In 2002, Keep Arkansas Beautiful Inc. was reorganized as the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation; it remains a 501©(3) organization committed to advancing and enhancing Arkansas’ environmental quality of life. The foundation helps support and fund many worthwhile projects throughout the state including environmental education in schools.

For more information, call 501-224-4840 or email kabf@bestmanagement.net.

The 2014 Cleanup was on Saturday, March 8, 2014 Results will be posted soon

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

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.