Community Volunteers Participate in Keep Batesville Beautiful Event

Saturday, May 18th, volunteers from the IMPACT Independence County Beautification cluster participated in the first Keep Batesville Beautiful community clean-up event, sponsored by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. Keep Arkansas Beautiful encourages individuals to improve their community by preventing litter and promoting recycling.

Volunteers picked up more than fifty bags of litter from major corridors throughout the community with the goal of beautifying these areas for residents and visitors. “We cannot thank our amazing volunteers enough for helping to clean up our community. Our hope is to bring awareness to the negative effects of litter and to empower residents and business owners to do their part in keeping Batesville and Independence County litter-free” said Tourism Director, Kyle Christopher.

The IMPACT Independence County Beautification cluster intends to partner with local municipalities and area businesses to address areas of concern and to develop beautification projects throughout the county.

For information about getting involved with the Beautification cluster or future cleanups please contact Kyle Christopher at 870-793-2378 or

Arkansas is one of eight states with a Litter Hotline for the public to report litter violations. When you see litter fall, that’s when you call: 1-866-811-1222.