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Volunteers sought for the Lahaina Town Clean Up

By Staff | Sep 4, 2014

Coordinator Matt Lane has begun rallying the troops for the tenth annual Lahaina Town Clean Up.

In the past nine years, many hundreds of volunteers have cleaned up well over 40,000 pounds of rubbish – and insane amounts of cigarette butts, Lane said – in this community event.

The 2014 cleanup is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 10 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to enlist everybody they can and follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/events/392578150869657/.

Writing while working on Jack Johnson’s tour this summer, Lane noted, “This year, Goofy Foot Surf School, Surfrider, Malama Maui Nui, Tropic Water, Ace Hardware, The Boys and Girls Club and the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, along with many others, will be leading the charge.”

“Thank you so much for cleaning our beaches and taking care of our town. So many of you have participated in this cleanup, and every year it is a real blessing. Once again, we are asking you to join us and be the example. Please tell everyone you know, and we can see just how far this message can spread!”

On the day of the event, the group will meet in Kamehameha Iki Park next to 505 Front Street.

Bring gloves, water bottles, litter grabbers, small nets for cigarette butts, trucks if you want to haul rubbish… “and, most of all, tell any group of friends you can! The bigger the better,” Lane added.

Participants may also bring surfboards, canoes and paddles to help celebrate the Mo’olele voyaging canoe’s 39th birthday.

Show up and help clean Lahaina’s beaches.