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Volunteers From MEO, BBBS, Monkeypod Restaurant Clean Sugar Beach

August 16, 2021, 6:45 AM HST
* Updated August 16, 11:46 AM
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Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman staff joined to clean up Sugar Beach on July 29. Image courtesy of Maui Economic Opportunity.

Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services summer program youths, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ bigs and littles and Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman staff joined the E mālama I kō kākou moana “Save Our Ocean” beach cleanup on Thursday, July 29.

Sixteen youth from MEO’s summer program and staff were among the 43 total participants, scouring Sugar Beach in Kīhei, from the condos to the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge parking lot.

The volunteers collected a pickup truck full of trash or about 10 bags – including an old sink, a hammock frame and a rotting pufferfish that had to be disposed of.

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