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Hawaii Life & Volunteers Team Up to Help Keep Puako Beach Clean

Hawaii Life is teaming up with “Keep Hawaii Beautiful 501c3,” “Get the Drift & Bag It,” and the “International Coastal Clean Up” for a Puako beach and ocean clean up on Saturday, September 21, 2013 starting at 7:30am.

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Puako Beach Clean Up Event Information

The goal of the Puako beach clean ups will be for volunteers to either dive, snorkel, kayak, or walk to survey for “rubbish.” (Rubbish is a commonly used local term for trash, while ‘opala’ is the Hawaiian word for trash.) A clean up will also be held the following Saturday, September 28. Clean up supplies will be provided, plus free air tanks and watercraft equipment provided with advance sign up.

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Cynthia Ho (pictured on left) is the Site Coordinator for “Keep Puako Beautiful” and “Get The Drift & Bag It” and rallies together the numerous Puako residents and supporters for clean ups throughout the year 

Puako lovers realize there are very few oceanfront settings quite like it. They cherish its pristine and private setting, and are dedicated to keeping the land, reef, and beaches beautiful and healthy.

Puako Beach Clean Up Dates in September

Save the following dates for the Puako beach clean ups and join in our effort to help keep Puako beautiful:

  • September 21, 2013 (Saturday) at 7:30am
  • September 28, 2013 (Saturday)

How to Sign Up & Volunteer

Please contact me to sign up or hear about the next event. Mahalo, again, for letting me share my Hawaii life with you!

See you at the beach,
Annie

Annie Mendoza, R(S)
annie@hawaiilife.com
808.557.5322

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Cynthia Ho

September 22, 2013

What a great day Saturday at the clean up was! Annie and Team Hawaii Life partnered with Keep Puako Beautiful to bring 33 volunteers together for Get The Drift & Bag It. It’s Hawaii’s contribution to The International Coastal Clean up. Volunteers removed over 150 lbs of trash from the land that would become a danger to our marine environment. We asked he Department of Land And natural Resources to take a 300lb + engine block out of the water. This makes our total removed from the water cleaning over 300lbs.
Volunteer support came from Team Hawaii Life’s & Keep Puako Beautiful’s partners and friends. Included local Puako residents and Hawaii Preparatory students , new homeowners. We even got 2 DLNR agents to help us document and remove trash for the clean up.
Regular Kona supporters and West Hawaii Exploration’s Academy students, Waimea residents, and Waimea School students and teacher and Mauna Lani Resort.
On Request from a HBO producer of a documentary on what Kids do to help the world environment Annie and the Grainger’s took videos and photos of our event “Get The Drift & Bag It ” at Paniau for their project. Annie may be able to video Leesa and her 8th grade Waimea School students at their GTD clean up in Hapuna Beach State Park. Annie rocks! Wish us luck!

Coming up: September 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM Team 2 Papayas will be cleaning Beach 67 and the Ala Kahakai Historic Trail for Get The Drift & Bag It. Beach 67 North of Beach 69, turn left off Old Puako Rd at the “Parking Sign” and drive 1/8 mile to the Beach 67 parking lot. Email kpb@hawaii.rr.com to sign up or for clean up information.

Thank You Team Hawaii Life & Friends for helping to Keep Puako Beautiful!

Aloha,

Cynthia Ho
Keep Puako Beautiful
Site Coordinator for
Keep Hawaii Beautiful and Get The Drift & Bag It

Cynthia Ho

September 22, 2013

What a great day Saturday at the clean up was! Annie and Team Hawaii Life partnered with Keep Puako Beautiful to bring 33 volunteers together for Get The Drift & Bag It. It’s Hawaii’s contribution to The International Coastal Clean up. Volunteers removed over 150 lbs of trash from the land that would become a danger to our marine environment. We asked he Department of Land And natural Resources to take a 300lb + engine block out of the water. This makes our total removed from the water cleaning over 300lbs.
Volunteer support came from Team Hawaii Life’s & Keep Puako Beautiful’s partners and friends. Included local Puako residents and Hawaii Preparatory students , new homeowners. We even got 2 DLNR agents to help us document and remove trash for the clean up.
Regular Kona supporters and West Hawaii Exploration’s Academy students, Waimea residents, and Waimea School students and teacher and Mauna Lani Resort.
On Request from a HBO producer of a documentary on what Kids do to help the world environment Annie and the Grainger’s took videos and photos of our event “Get The Drift & Bag It ” at Paniau for their project. Annie may be able to video Leesa and her 8th grade Waimea School students at their GTD clean up in Hapuna Beach State Park. Annie rocks! Wish us luck!

Coming up: September 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM Team 2 Papayas will be cleaning Beach 67 and the Ala Kahakai Historic Trail for Get The Drift & Bag It. Beach 67 North of Beach 69, turn left off Old Puako Rd at the “Parking Sign” and drive 1/8 mile to the Beach 67 parking lot. Email kpb@hawaii.rr.com to sign up or for clean up information.

Thank You Team Hawaii Life & Friends for helping to Keep Puako Beautiful!

Aloha,

Cynthia Ho
Keep Puako Beautiful
Site Coordinator for
Keep Hawaii Beautiful and Get The Drift & Bag It

Annie Mendoza, RS

October 5, 2013

@Cynthia! You are so dedicated. Mahalo nui loa for all you do and for partnering with me to organize the beach clean up crew of Team Hawaii Life! That would be awesome if the youth who volunteered make it on HBO. Anything to “Keep Hawaii Beautiful”. You Rock, Cynthia!

Annie Mendoza, RS

October 5, 2013

@Cynthia! You are so dedicated. Mahalo nui loa for all you do and for partnering with me to organize the beach clean up crew of Team Hawaii Life! That would be awesome if the youth who volunteered make it on HBO. Anything to “Keep Hawaii Beautiful”. You Rock, Cynthia!

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