Volunteers show land how much they love it

Next Saturday is National Public Lands Day—which, on Kaua’i, means good things

for Koke’e State Park.Local organizations, including Koke’e Natural

History Museum and Koke’e Leaseholders Association, will team with state parks

officials in observing the importance of irreplaceable public land. They will

remove weeds threatening to overrun a meadow, clean a restroom, freshen the

paint on buildings and restore native vegetation at Kalalau Lookout.

Koke’e

State Park is among 250 sites nationwide that are expected to draw 50,000

volunteer workers for National Public Lands Day. Clearly, this army has a love

of the land. But if they tire while demonstrating that love, they can get a

second wind from the words of Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt: “It is

through efforts like this and the support of all Americans that we show how

much we really appreciate and value the recreational opportunities they

provide.”

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