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Story published: 03-06-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

County looks for continued success during 2013 Great American Cleanup campaign

Keep America Beautiful’ s (KAB) Great American Cleanup began March 1.

This gives you the opportunity to help Tennessee extend its streak of 100-percent participation from all 95 counties during GAC to seven years in a row.

Last year Tennessee volunteers donated more than 333,293 hours to clean, beautify, and improve more than 1,022 communities. Over 8,324,757 pounds of litter was collected from 6,275 miles of Tennessee roads. Over 6.5 million pounds of recycling was collected as well.

Last year in Johnson, 20 volunteers gathered 980 pounds of litter during KAB’s annual spring event. They seek more volunteers this year to be even more successful.

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Interim Executive Director Gordon Wilson said, “Tennessee residents have repeatedly displayed their ability to excel during the Great American Cleanup over the years. We are confident that our volunteers will shine once again this year in all 95 counties, helping us achieve more success during KAB’s signature event.”

The National Sponsors of the 2013 Great American Cleanup to date are:  The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.; Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water; PepsiCo’s Pepsi-Cola and Gatorade companies; Solo Cup Company; Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment; Waste Management; and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. Educational Partners are: Rubber Manufacturers Association and WM Recycle America.

For more information on how you can get involved in a GAC event in Johnson, please call Sandy Hammons Warren at 423-727-2741 or visit www.keeptnbeautiful.org/get-involved/.