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“Get the Drift and Bag it” Cleanup Campaign Concludes in Pāʻia

October 18, 2013, 12:55 PM HST
* Updated October 18, 12:57 PM
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Beach cleanup. File photo courtesy of Maui Ocean Center.

Beach cleanup. File photo courtesy of Maui Ocean Center.

By Maui Now Staff

The month-long “Get the Drift and Bag It” beach cleanup campaign ends this weekend with a final event at Baldwin Beach Park in Pāʻia.

The event is hosted by Mālama Maui Nui, and is run in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter as part of the International Coastal Cleanup.

The cleanup will run from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.  Cleanup supplies will be provided to event participants.

The coastal cleanup provides the public with an opportunity to help “turn the tide of trash that threatens the marine environment.”

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Each piece of trash picked up is cataloged by type, providing valuable data for organizers.

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The staging area for Saturday’s cleanup is the front lawn of Baldwin Beach Park.

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