Volunteers enjoy nice spring day to clean up state park

Families Clean Crowley's Ridge State Park

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Just days before Earth Day, dozens of volunteers picked up trash at Crowley's Ridge State Park.

Park Interpreter Elizabeth Kimble organized the Great American Cleanup Saturday morning.

Kimble had about 50 volunteers help her with the project, which she enjoyed.

“It's amazing that I'm able to share the park with so many different organizations and kids.,” Kimble said. “Hopefully, I can spark the fire in them to be more mindful in themselves and their litter and come out to the park and show everybody what they can do.”

One of the groups that signed up was the Girl Scouts Troop #3485 from Brookland.

Scout Laura Stephens said she enjoyed her volunteer work.

“It's fun because it's a nice day and it’s not raining, and you just have a good feeling when you're cleaning up the environment and keeping it all green,” Stephens said.

Volunteers showed up to Crowley's Ridge State Park to plant flowers during the Great American Cleanup.
Volunteers showed up to Crowley's Ridge State Park to plant flowers during the Great American Cleanup. (Source: KAIT)

The volunteers celebrated with pizza donated by local organizations.

Kimble also said they planted a native tree as part of their pledge to plant action.

She knows the idea of a cleaner planet interests some in Region 8 and said those people can join her volunteer group that meet once a month.

Those volunteers pick up litter, repaint lines, or work on the wildlife houses at the park.

For more information you can email crowleysridge@arkansas.com or call (870) 573-6751.

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