Island School celebrates birthday with cleanup

KOLOA — In celebration of Island School’s 38th birthday, eighth-grade students gave one of the greatest gifts that can be given — service. 

In collaboration with local nonprofit Malama Na Apapa, 28 students, four leaders and a teacher cleaned out overgrown weeds and debris on the south side.

The students worked from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., only stopping to get water and take a 30-minute lunch.

With their efforts, 500 pounds of manmade debris and 600 pounds of green waste was removed from the shoreline along Koloa Landing. 

Items collected included car tires, golf balls, fishing line, car parts, wooden crates and plastic food wrappers.

Some of the most unusual items found included an old radio, an ice skate, a sling shot, and an old Coors beer can.

The next shoreline cleanup will be in April for Earth Day. All are welcome to join.

Info: Scott Bacon,


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