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Hawaii's 26th Annual Coastal Clean-Up – Puako Beach Volunteers Needed in September, 2011

The Puako Beach Association and Friends is looking for volunteers to help clean up six miles of coastal land and waters from Wailea, Puako, and Pauoa Beach areas.

Calling all divers, snorkelers, and land cleaners—this is your reward at the end of a long day cleaning up the beach and ocean!

When and where:

  • Saturday, September 17th, meet at the Puako Boat ramp at 7:30a.m. to clean from Paniau to Waialea Beach (69’s).
  • Saturday, September 24th, meet at Paniau to clean south to Pauoa Beach. Clean-up starts at 7:30a.m.

Last year, Hawaii Island had 173 volunteers who cleaned 6,257 tons of trash from 8 miles of shore and 1.5 miles of water during “Get The Drift and Bag It!” This year, we hope to exceed those numbers.

Bring:

  • dive/snorkel gear
  • work gloves
  • snacks
  • lunch

Each site will offer a comfort station (lua), drinking water, and cleaning supplies. Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures at the Waikoloa Queen’s Shops and Kohala Divers at Kawaihae Center will both be offering free tanks of dive air and refills.

Both dive shops also have sign-up sheets, or you can sign up at the Puako General Store, located right next to Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers’ office in Puako Beach, at 7 Puako Beach Drive.

Want to clean and survey on your own time in September? You can do that, too! Reserve any of the six miles of coast by signing up in person, or email coordinator Cynthia Ho: marho@hawaii.rr.com.

For photos of previous events, please click here.

See you on the beach, or in the water helping to keep our pristine shoreline the best in the world!

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Gary Bland R (S)

August 24, 2011

You got to love the view. Great Picture! I also read the article, hope you are doing well!

Gary Bland R (S)

August 24, 2011

You got to love the view. Great Picture! I also read the article, hope you are doing well!

Annie Mendoza, (RS)

August 25, 2011

Amazing shot, Katie! The clean up day was fun when I went a different time. some of the residents are so devoted…it’s encouraging!! Mahalo!

Annie Mendoza, (RS)

August 25, 2011

Amazing shot, Katie! The clean up day was fun when I went a different time. some of the residents are so devoted…it’s encouraging!! Mahalo!

Cynthia Ho

September 2, 2011

Katie, it was nice to meet a new neighbor. I appreciate your support of the Puako Community Association & Friends Get The Drift & Bag It clean-up. Thanks for taking the time out to post our event on your web site. See you at the clean-up!

Cynthia Ho

September 2, 2011

Katie, it was nice to meet a new neighbor. I appreciate your support of the Puako Community Association & Friends Get The Drift & Bag It clean-up. Thanks for taking the time out to post our event on your web site. See you at the clean-up!

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Katie Minkus, R(B)

September 19, 2011

An update with regard to the clean up, an additional date and area has been added: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Beach 67. Meet 7:30 AM and park near last house on the bluff. Entrance road to Beach 67 is the road North of Beach 69. Turn towards the ocean drive 1/8 mile to the parking area. Email Cynthia Ho: homar17@hawaii.rr.com, to sign up or go to Puako General Store, located next to Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers offices at 7 Puako Beach Drive. We will be surveying & cleaning land & water in this area. Bring work gloves, a snack, and dress appropriately for this activity. Clean-up supplies will be provided.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

September 19, 2011

An update with regard to the clean up, an additional date and area has been added: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Beach 67. Meet 7:30 AM and park near last house on the bluff. Entrance road to Beach 67 is the road North of Beach 69. Turn towards the ocean drive 1/8 mile to the parking area. Email Cynthia Ho: homar17@hawaii.rr.com, to sign up or go to Puako General Store, located next to Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers offices at 7 Puako Beach Drive. We will be surveying & cleaning land & water in this area. Bring work gloves, a snack, and dress appropriately for this activity. Clean-up supplies will be provided.

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