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West Maui Kumuwai to Host Community Cleanup

March 28, 2019, 9:36 AM HST
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West Maui Kumuwai, a collaborative campaign focused on removing ocean pollution, will host a community cleanup and native plant care workday at Hanakaʻōʻō, Canoe Beach, on Saturday, April 6. The event is being held in recognition of Earth Month and is open to anyone interested in volunteering. Event organizers will meet with volunteers by the cemetery at Hanakaʻōʻō/Canoe Beach, below the highway at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers will get the chance to care for the native plants above the Hanakaʻōʻō cemetery that were planted in 2013 as an erosion control project under the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative. According to WMK, debris has built up in this area from the highway above and the plants are in need of proper care. Volunteers will have the option to participate in either the cleanup or plant care, or both.

WMK will provide water, refreshments, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to bring sun protection and any of their favorite gardening tools. WMK also suggests that any volunteers interested in taking home clippings of native plants bring an appropriate container.

More information can be found on the event Facebook page, by emailing [email protected], or by calling or texting WMK campaign manager Liz Foote at (808) 283-1631.

Additional information on WMK is available on their website.  

Volunteers caring for the native plants under the highway and above the cemetery at Hanakaʻō’ō, part of an erosion and polluted runoff control project by the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative. Photo Credit: Liz Foote.

Volunteers caring for the native plants under the highway and above the cemetery at Hanakaʻō’ō, part of an erosion and polluted runoff control project by the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative. Photo Credit: Liz Foote.

Volunteers caring for the native plants under the highway and above the cemetery at Hanakaʻō’ō, part of an erosion and polluted runoff control project by the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative. Photo Credit: Liz Foote.

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