Second Saturday path cleanup tomorrow

Join Friends of the Path the second Saturday of each month to help keep the path that runs the coastline from Kapa‘a to Kealia clean and free of opala. The group meets from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center. The cleanup is focused on areas of the path that need attention and the morning is concluded with a potluck lunch.

“While county employees are doing a great maintenance job,” said Friends of the Path coordinator Brett Ishida, according to a press release, “each clean-up we find junk that’s washed up or been dumped on the coast.”

“It is so inspiring to see these young volunteers pitch in to keep the path clean and inviting,” said John Lydgate, who is known for his volunteerism and organizes the recurring first Saturday of the month beach grooming sessions at Lydgate Park, in the release. “And the best part is they are clearly enjoying themselves.”

The debris includes litter, cigarette butts, bottle caps and broken glass.

“Volunteers are asked to bring a broom, drinking water, sun screen and gloves,” Ishida said. “Also, we suggest wearing a hat and sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots rather than slippers, since it can get hot and we get into some rough areas adjacent to the path.”

Friends of the Path supply buckets, trash bags and hand carts to carry tools and supplies.

The second Saturday sweeps are a recurring event so groups can plan ahead to participate. For more information contact Brett Ishida at bishida@hawaii.edu or call 639-4561.

More information on Kaua‘i Path may be found at www.kauaipath.org

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