Makapu`u Beach Clean-up - February 2007

Volunteers helped clean up the beach and rocks at Makapu`u Beach on 3rd February, 2007. Thank you to all the families, individuals, and groups who participated in the clean-up. 46 bags of marine debris, 2 tires, 1 five gallon bucket of broken glass, a surfboard, bar-b-que grill, metal chair, metal poles, scrap lumber, 2 piles of fishing nets, and 1 bag of recyclables were collected. Mahalo to our sponsors.

Some of the participants before the clean-up. Volunteers pulling and pushing derelict fishing net out of the sand. Beach clean-up volunteer, Phyllis (of Hawai`i Kai) with bucket full of marine debris and more in her arms.

Volunteers collecting marine debris from the rocks. Suzanne (left) clapping winner of Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone - Laura (right) who is drawing the next winner. Winners of Kale's Natural Foods t-shirts.

Participating groups included:
UHM Fish Scholars
Pipeline Communications & Technology

Winners of Ben & Jerry's ice cream coupons.

Volunteers at the end of the clean-up. Makapu`u Beach. photo: Dean Otsuki

Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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