Great American Cleanup coming to town

CLAY COUNTY-Springtime is near, signaling the return of the nation’s largest annual community improvement program, Keep America Beautiful’s (KAB) Great American Cleanup (GAC).
Last year a total of 50 volunteers gathered 3,500 pounds of litter during KAB’s annual spring event here and the county is seeking more volunteers this year to be even more successful.
Last year, 143,053 Tennessee volunteers contributed 358,240 hours picking up 121,098,794 pounds of litter and debris from all 95 counties (visit www.ktnb.org/gac.html for more results).
Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) will once again look for improvement during this year’s GAC in Tennessee, which will take place March 1-May 31. KTnB also will look to extend its streak of achieving 100-percent participation from all 95 counties during GAC to six years in a row.
Keep Tennessee Beautiful Executive Director Sutton Mora Hayes said, “The citizens of Tennessee have shown their dedication to keep our state clean, green, and beautiful over the past few years. I know that with the cooperation of our volunteer network across the state, we will accomplish even more this year.”
For more information on how you can get involved in a GAC event in Clay County, please call Jeff Watson at 931.243.4478.