Beaches are a way of life on Kaua’i, thanks to what nature provided and the
island’s more thoughtful inhabitants help preserve.
Examples of the latter
showed up on the shorelines last Saturday for the 11th annual Get the Drift and
Bag It cleanup. They picked up litter that, if left alone, would pose a threat
to wildlife and the general marine environment.
Under the auspices of the
Washington, D.C.-based Center for Marine Conservation, sponsor of the beach
brigades internationally, the volunteers also contributed to a significant
research program. The trash they collected was catalogued for studies that
could lead to legislation protecting beaches from people who care less about
the sandy vistas than the “Bag It” crews.