Earth Day Celebration 2014Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on April 8, 2014
This year an EPIC Earth Day celebration will be taking place on Saturday April 19th. This yearʻs event is being dubbed as a “Mauka to Makai Cleanup”. Although it is being organized by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, who work primarily to keep marine debris off our shorelines, the event will involve cleanups and volunteer activities at different sites from the mountains to the sea.
You have your choice of:
- Native planting at Waipao, Heʻeia with Papahana Kuaola
- Loʻi maintenance at Hoi, Heʻeia with Kakoʻo ʻOiwi
- Fishpond restoration at Heʻeia Fishpond with Paepae o Heʻeia
- Stream cleanup at Hakipuʻu stream with Hui o Koʻolaupoko
- Beach cleanup at Kualoa Beach with Sustainable Coastlines
- Beach cleanup at Kahuku Beach with Surfrider Foundation and KUPU
- Beach cleanup at Kailua Beach with Ocean Devotion and Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks
Here comes the semi-tricky part – navigating your way to the cleanup of your choice. So…. all of the beach cleanups are simple: drive to that beach and meet up with other volunteers there. If you want to know exactly where then contact Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and theyʻll tell you the spot.
If you want to participate in the other four (fishpond, loʻi, native planting, stream) then go to Kualoa Ranch by 8:30am, sign up, and a bus will take you to where you need to go and bring you back around 12pm. Upon return to the ranch, lunch will NOT be provided but there will be free snacks and tshirts (until they run out) and an Earth Day Festival on the ranch grounds with food trucks, educational booths, and solid music.
If youʻd like to come to the fishpond, please DO NOT call or email us. All you have to do is show up at Kualoa Ranch, sign the waivers there, and then get on the bus for a couple hours of fun! Please remember to bring dirty clothes, covered shoes or tabis, a hat, water bottle, and of course an appetite for Earth Day and mālama ʻāina!
Mahalo to Kahi Pacarro (Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii) for organizing this HUGE event and to all the sponsors who are also helping out: Kualoa Ranch, Whole Foods, Hurley, and Hawaiian Electric Company. Oh and BTW, SPREAD DA GOOD WORD!