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Puako Ala Kahakai Trail & Beach Clean-Up This Saturday

So many of us living on or visiting the Kohala Coast are in awe of the constant, yet ever changing beauty. We want to do our part to protect and keep our surroundings beautiful. That’s why “Keep Puako Beautiful” and “Hawaii Wildlife Fund” will team up with Keep Hawaii Beautiful, Recycle Hawaii, Hawaii State Parks, and Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to host a shoreline hiking clean-up in honor of National Trails Day.

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Volunteers from a previous event included a group of motivated keiki (kids) from N. Kohala

Event Information

  • Date: June 15, 2013, Saturday
  • Time: 7:00 AM
  • Meeting Place: Beach 67, to clean a portion of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail from Kanekanaka Pt. to Hapuna Pt.
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Help Keep The Kohala Coast a Beautiful Place to Live and Visit

Organizers are still looking for volunteers to be on foot and in vehicles to pick up litter on the trail and connector roads, to document findings, load into transport vehicles, and dispose of opala (trash) at the Puako Transfer Station. A goal for this event is that volunteers will try to recycle as much trash as they can at the Puako Transfer Station.

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Opala – Hawaiian word meaning trash/rubbish; i.e. material waste

What to Bring

  • Wear proper shoes
  • Dress for walking on dirt trails
  • Sunscreen
  • Heavy work gloves
  • Refillable water bottle
  • 5-gallon buckets for recyclables

Being Provided

  • Some light work gloves
  • Litter pickers
  • Bags
  • Water jug & cups
  • First aid kit, lifeguard on site
  • Instruction on safety and potential hazards for clean-up

Puako Luxury Home for the Eco-Conscious Buyer

Pakalana Sanctuary is currently for sale in charming Puako on the pristine Kohala Coast and is an example of a harmonious balance between luxury and Eco-conscious living (MLS# 261706).

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“The Bamboo House” 69-1691 Puako Beach Dr.

Hope to see you there!

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