Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawai‘i Mermaid Adventures Host Coastal Cleanup

September 6, 2017, 12:40 PM HST · Updated September 6, 12:43 PM

For the past 30 years, The Ocean Conservancy has hosted the worldwide International Coastal Cleanup event. In this time, nearly 12 million volunteers have removed over 220 million pounds of trash from our waterways and beaches.

International Coastal Cleanup, Maui. PC: Hawaiian Paddle Sports.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaiʻi Mermaid Adventures will bring together ocean lovers at South Maui’s Poʻolenalena Beach Park for a morning of beach cleaning and camaraderie. Look for the Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaiʻi Mermaid Adventures flags and tent in a large gravel parking lot. The event is free and open to the public.

All cleanup supplies – including gloves and buckets – are provided. Lunch is provided free to the first 50 volunteers courtesy of 808 Deli. Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and sun protection.

Volunteers are invited to download the Clean Swell App to keep track of the debris they help remove during the cleanup. After the cleanup, this data will be added to the International Coastal Cleanup’s marine debris database. Results from the data help inform policy and debris removal efforts. Maui’s International Coastal Cleanup event is supported by Mālama Maui Nui, in conjunction with The Ocean Conservancy’s international cleanup efforts.


Maui’s International Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, Sept. 16
8:30-11 a.m.
Meet at: Poʻolenalena “Chang’s Beach” Park in South Maui
Lunch provided to first 50 volunteers by 808 Deli
For more information, visit Hawaiian Paddle Sports online



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