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Surfrider Maui to Dedicate Rain Garden, Beach Cleanup

May 13, 2015, 3:29 PM HST
* Updated May 13, 10:21 PM
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Surfrider Maui Chapter. Courtesy photos.

Surfrider Maui Chapter event flyer. Courtesy photos.

By Maui Now Staff

The Surfrider Maui Chapter hosts two events this Saturday, May 16, 2015 in West Maui: a rain garden dedication and blessing at Pōhaku “S-Turns” Park in Kahana; and a beach cleanup at DT Fleming Beach Park in Kāʻanapali.

Rain Garden Dedication and Blessing

The rain garden dedication begins at 8 a.m. at Pōhaku “S-Turns” Park.  Volunteers will be putting the finishing touches on the garden, which was first installed in September 2014.  The garden is designed to capture and filter polluted runoff from the adjacent parking lot and roadways.  The effort was aimed at promoting a healthy reef system and surf break.  All are welcome to attend.

DT Fleming Beach Cleanup

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The Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter joins Mālama Maui Nui for a monthly cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon at DT Fleming Beach in Kāʻanapali.  The event is sponsored by Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment.  All cleanup supplies will be provided.  Participants are asked to bring a reusable water bottle for refreshments. No RSVP is required. Surfrider hosts beach cleanups on the third Saturday of each month.  The next event is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, at Hoʻokipa Beach Park along Maui’s North Shore.

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