Pearl Harbor Mauka to Makai Bike Path Clean Up

Apr 21, 2012 | PC Community

 

 

Hundreds of volunteers turned out Saturday morning at 8:00am in support of the Pearl Harbor Mauka to Makai Bike Path Clean Up. The event is sponsored annually by the City & County of Honolulu.

Volunteers from the Army, Hawaiian Electric Company, Pearl City Lions Club, Halau Hula `Olana, and many other community organizations and businesses took part in the clean up that stretched along the Pearl Harbor shoreline from Blaisdell Park in Pearl City to Waipahu Depot Road. By 11:00am most of the trash bags and debris collected by volunteers was halled off by City & County workers. The bike path and shoreline was once again shining in the mid day sun.

During last year's clean up, the City & County of Honolulu, along with their community partners implemented the Adopt-A-Stream Program which is a demonstration streambank revegetation project developed to improve water quality and minimize run-off. The project was adopted by Puuloa Natural Springs volunteers. Native Hawaiian plants were planted by the volunteers and are thriving today between the bike path and the Pearl Harbor shoreline near Blaisdell Park in Pearl City.

Puuloa Natural Springs volunteers, in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu and other community organizations and businesses, are living proof of how a community can work together to improve our aina and ocean while perpetuating the Hawaiian culture for all of us to benefit from and enjoy.

Mahalo to all the volunteers who made Saturday's Pearl Harbor Mauka to Makai Bike Path Clean Up a success by going the extra mile for the good of our Pearl City community and environment.
 

                                                      Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

City & County of Honolulu workers (background) pictured by the Puuloa Natural Springs area after loading their trucks with trash bags and debris collected by volunteers along the Pearl Harbor Bike Path and shoreline in Pearl City.


                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Volunteers tend to the different varieties of Native Hawaiian plants that are thriving in the Puuloa Natural Springs area near the Pearl Harbor shoreline in Pearl City.