Pearl Harbor Bike Path in good hands with Rotary Club of Pearlridge beautification project

May 23, 2021 | PC Community

Yesterday morning, I joined my fellow Rotary Club of Pearlridge (RCOP) team of community volunteers to kick off our commitment and great partnership with the City and County of Honolulu to spend one Saturday morning each month cleaning the Pearl Harbor Bike Path near Blaisdell Park.

We also began the task of restoring the Puuloa Springs Native Hawaiian plant garden that sits right off the bike path along the Pearl Harbor shoreline near Blaisdell Park.

RCOP community service chair Lasar McCabe’s passion and green thumb is leading our efforts to bring back Puuloa Springs to its splendor as a thriving home for several varieties of native Hawaiian plants and trees that sits on about one hundred yards of the scenic Pearl Harbor shoreline.

On Saturday, RCOP community volunteers split into two teams to pick up rubbish and clear small debris from the bike for about 300 yards fronting Blasidell Park. Gordon Arakaki (Treasurer) and Rick Lau (Club Service Chair) tackled the shoreline and Dick Mosko (President) and I (Public Relations Chair) went along the shoreline and mauka side of the bike path.

At Puuloa Springs, Lasar McCabe (Community Service Chair) and Patrick McCabe (club support volunteer), along with Wes Mun (Area Governor) and a neighbor from across from the bike path, picked up rubbish, cut back overgrown bushes, trimmed tree branches, pulled and dug out weeds and roots, and weed whacked the area.

It was a terrific start to our community service project and partnership with the City and County of Honolulu to beautify the Pearl Harbor Bike Path in our Aiea and Pearl City communities.

Mahalo to the City & County of Honolulu for providing gloves and trash bags, as well as disposal of filled trash bags and small debris.

A special mahalo to Patrick McCabe who always lends a hand in support of the Rotary Club of Pearlridge and their community volunteer efforts to better the well-being and environment that we live in.


Rotary Club of Pearlridge

“Service Above Self”


Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

(Pictured from L-R) Patrick McCabe, Lasar McCabe,

Dick Mosko, Gordon Arakaki, Wes Mun, Rick Lau.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

(Pictured from L-R) Gordon Arakaki, Wes Mun, and Lasar McCabe

head towards Puuloa Springs on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path near

Blaisdell Parkcarrying tools and supplies early Saturday morning May 22.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Mahalo to the neighbor near the Puuloa Springs area that volunteered his

time to weed whack grass and brush and also pull out overgrown plants roots.