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Volunteers to clean Kaanapali Beach

By Staff | Sep 15, 2011

Each year, volunteers clean beaches and waterways, then log the types of debris found during the International Coastal Cleanup.

KAANAPALI — As part of International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, Kaanapali Makai Watch will coordinate the second annual Kaanapali Beach Hotel & Condo Cleanup Challenge.

A Kahekili Beach Park cleanup is also slated on Saturday, which is International Coastal Cleanup Day and the date for Community Work Day Program’s annual “Get the Drift and Bag It” cleanup.

The project at Kahekili Beach Park and the immediate surrounding area will begin at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the park pavilion.

Last year, eight properties participated in the Kaanapali Beach Cleanup Challenge: Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Kaanapali Beach Hotel, The Mahana, Marriott Maui Ocean Club, Royal Lahaina Resort and The Whaler.

All resorts and condominiums in the Kaanapali area are encouraged to participate this year and clean the beaches in front of their properties.

Meet Kaanapali Makai Watch Coordinator Luna Kekoa at Kahekili Beach Park beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday to pick up materials and supplies for the cleanup: bags, gloves, forms, clipboards, grabbers and nets.

These materials and completed forms can be returned later in the day.

Conducting the cleanup and tallying debris to be compiled in the International Coastal Cleanup is simple with the necessary forms.

Contact Kekoa at edward.l.kekoa@hawaii.gov or (808) 349-6095, or Kaanapali Makai Watch Co-Coordinator Liz Foote at Lfoote@coral.org or (808) 283-1631, to obtain electronic copies of the volunteer sign up and coordinator’s report.

The debris tally sheet is also available online for download at www.masgc.org/pdf/cleanup/Data%20Card%20(English).pdf.