Lydgate Park workday is Saturday

Those interested in getting in some serious physical exercise are invited to a Lydgate Park Laulima event this Saturday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., with the hard core of park volunteers, they said in a press release.

The job site is between the northern end of the pedestrian/ bike path (near the Aloha Beach Resort-Kauai) and the Wailua River.

Those who wish to participate should park near the Hikiniakala Heiau, but are asked not to walk through the heiau.

The work will be done by noon.

Volunteers will work to recover and clear a neglected section of the park, so that it can be mowed, kept open, and eventually landscaped and used for recreational and educational purposes, they said.

The scheduled work for this event is to pick up and load green waste, including sections of tree trunks and limbs that were cut last year during the Jungle Romp, into a small dump truck.

“With a crew of 15 to 20 capable volunteers, we should be able to clear all that green waste from the whole section during the morning. With a larger turn-out, the work will get done more easily and quickly,” said Thomas Noyes, general coordinator of The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park and one of the hard-core volunteers.

A hard-core event like this does not include food service, he said in the release.

“Usually at our workdays, The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park volunteers are served coffee and pastries in the morning, and then lunch, all donated by our supporters, and volunteers set up tents and tables,” he said.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, gardening gloves and sun protection. There is some weeding that could be done in among the thorny bougainvillea, so tools for that task would be in order, he added.

Please call 639-1018 with any questions, or for a schedule of the year’s planned events, or see the Web site, www.kamalani.org.

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