Hands across the sea

Snorkeling Saturday morning was not appropriate, said Lyle Tabata, Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 148.

“This is a service project,” Tabata said. “Originally, we were going snorkeling, but with this clean up needing to take place, snorkeling was inappropriate.”

Ron Blackstad, Scoutmaster for Troop 334, said he asked the leaders of the 34 Scouts visiting from Yokohama, Japan, and they were all agreeable to helping clean the park of debris which washed down Wailua River during the heavy rains.

Nearly 80 scouts, parents, and leaders from the visiting Yokohama troops, Kauai Troops 148, 133, and 334 joined the cleanup efforts spearheaded by Tommy Noyes of the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park.

“This is awesome,” said Devi Berg. “The scouts walked over from their camp at Kamalani, and after the cleanup, they will hike up Nonou Mountain before bicycling the path to Moloaa, and have a luau, afterwards.”

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