Volunteers are needed in Oklahoma for the largest community improvement program in the nation. The annual, three month-long "Great American Cleanup" was created in 1999 by environmental organization Keep America Beautiful, perhaps best known for the crying Native American public service announcement in the 70's. Today, the cleanup event draws nearly 4 million volunteers nationally to collect litter and beautify areas in their communities.
According to numbers from last year, the Great American Cleanup resulted in 5.2 million pounds of trash and debris collected in Oklahoma. That's down from 2012, but still a wonderful effort accomplished by nearly 60,000 volunteers. The 2013 event begins March 1st and ends May 31st.
Get more information and details about online registration for the Great American Cleanup in Oklahoma. Participants receive supplies, and they can compete for prizes, grants and other opportunities.
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