5th Annual Pearl Harbor Bike Path Cleanup

Apr 17, 2011 | PC Community


Volunteers put on the gloves and boots and spent a few hours on Saturday sprucing up the Aiea, Pearl City and Waipahu shoreline during the 5th Annual Pearl Harbor Bike Path Cleanup.

The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Environmental Services sponsored the event  with support from volunteers representing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), Pearl City Lions International Hawaii, Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club, legislative groups, community  organizations and area residents.

Volunteers worked their way along the Pearl Harbor Bike Path from 8:30am – 11:30am, picking up rubbish from Aiea to Waipahu. Waipahu Depot road near the Honolulu Police Academy training facility served as the staging area as well as Blaisdell Park in Pearl City.

Department of Environmental Services staff and volunteers assisted residents in the Adopt-A-Stream Program, "Streambank Revegetation Project" to improve water quality and minimize runoff.

Volunteers cleared debris and removed invasive plants and also planted native plants along Kapakahi Stream in Waipahu and on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path shoreline near Blaisdell Park in Pearl City.

At the Puuloa Natural Springs Adopt-A-Stream shoreline area near Blaisdell Park, residents have taken to adopt the area and serve as community caregivers. The results have improved and helped beautify the bike path.

The addition of the native Hawaiian plants will bring culture and sense of a pride while maintaining the area soil and water qualities.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Volunteers pictured preparing the Puuloa Natural Springs Adopt-a-Stream area near Blaisdell Park in Pearl City for the planting of Akulikuli and Ae'ae plants to help with erosion control.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Signage to be posted in the Puuloa Natural Springs area.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Honolulu City & County's, Department of Environmental Services Department staff and volunteers take a well deserved break on Saturday.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

The result of the community coming  together to improve our waterways.