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April 19th 2014 Waiehu Beach Clean Up

April 18, 2014, 9:56 AM HST
* Updated April 18, 9:58 AM
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Waiheʻe, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Waiehu, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The Maui-based Positive H2O environmental group will join the Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter in hosting a beach cleanup this Saturday, April 19, at Waiehu Beach Park in Central Maui.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and is the first event of the 2014 North Shore Clean Up Trilogy.

Event organizers say the cleanup provides the public with an opportunity for “individuals, community groups, businesses, and families to come together and help keep Maui’s coast and ocean clean.”

Participants are also encouraged to share photos of the trash they collect via social media to raise awareness on how everyday actions impact the environment.

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Positive H2O was founded in 2010 by professional athletes to provide a way to give back to water playgrounds.  The group has been working to help educate the public about the increase issue of plastics and other waste along beaches, in oceans, and its affects on sea life.  

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“If you are looking for a way to give back to the island and community, here is your chance to get involved and make a difference,” organizers said in an event announcement.

Participants are asked to bring their own buckets, reusable bags, water bottles and gloves.  Food and water will be provided, plus free raffle prizes for volunteers.

For further information, contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

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