Makai Pier/Makapu`u Beach Clean-up - November 2007

Makai Pier/Makapu`u Beach Clean-up
& litter prevention campaign
Sunday 4th November 2007

This clean-up was a continuation of the cigarette butt litter prevention campaign from October 27th's "Make a Difference Day" clean-up at Makapu`u Beach. Volunteers picked up 413 cigarette butts compared with the prior week's clean-up of 3418 butts.

Volunteers braved very windy conditions at Makai Pier to remove marine debris and beach goer trash from the coastline in order to protect marine birds and animals as well as make the area safer for beach goers.

Rain and very strong winds forced volunteers to have pre and post clean-up meetings in the Matson container.

Windy conditions. Lots of broken glass was collected at Makai Pier.
Volunteers collecting marine debris. Volunteers in the stormy conditions. Dis-n-Dat Media Group's Fleet Street team came to help clean up the coast.

KHNL News8 Roger Mari filming participants. Dis-n-Dat Media Group receiving the Certificate of Appreciation from Suzanne.

Volunteers in the Matson container after the clean-up.
Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone winners. Kale's Natural Foods gift basket winner. Cigarette butts from the prior week and today's clean-up.

Participating groups included:
U.H. Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
DIS-N-DAT Media Group


Mahalo to: Coalition for Tobacco Free Hawai`i and NOAA Marine Debris Program

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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