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Pitch in to beautify Maui

By Staff | Jul 8, 2010

Does litter bug you? Community Work Day Program (CWD) on Saturday, July 17, will give you a chance to do something about it.

Join state and county agencies, local businesses, schools and community organizations to help remove ugly litter from Maui Nui’s environment in the “Litter Bugs Me Cleanup, Freecycle It Day and Paint Exchange Event.”

“Litter Bugs Me” each year focuses attention on the appearance of our roadways, natural resource areas and public spaces. 

From 8:30 a.m. to around noon on July 17, volunteers throughout Maui County will clean and beautify highways, parks, harbors, beaches, historic sites and “Adopt-a-Sites.” Projects are slated in West Maui and in each district. 

If your neighborhood or favorite beach is getting trashed, start your own group and attack the site. CWD will provide free supplies: litter grabbers, trash bags, vests, gloves and even paint and supplies for graffiti removal. For information, call Community Work Day Program at 877-2524.

That same day, CWD will hold a Paint Exchange and “Freecycle It” Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its headquarters in Puunene along Hansen Road near the old Puunene High School.

Join fellow community members for this free garage sale-style event that helps keep usable household items out of the landfill. Bring your items and usable paint gathering dust in the garage to CWD Headquarters by Friday, July 16, at 4 p.m. 

Items will be offered for reuse at no charge during the “Freecycle” event. 

“Litter Bugs Me” is a great opportunity to learn about Community Work Day and its mission to empower communities to beautify and maintain environmentally healthy islands. Pitch in to help keep Maui beautiful.