Koloa, West Kaua‘i Lions get help from Scouts of America to clear Burns Field
Prospective Scouts of America’s Justice Kawakami, the smallest person at Burns Field on Saturday, got help from the Koloa Lions Club, the West Side Lions Club and the Scouts of America Troop 334, sponsored by Holy Cross Church, and Scout parents to clean the Burns Field area of trash.
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Mahalo for the community service but the efforts don’t even make a dent in the mountains of rubbish, dead animals, debri and all matter of homeless evidence….
Suggest that letters are written to the State authority responsible for protection and enforcement and also to the county to allow commercial green waste disposal at sites in and around every town!!!!
Definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results!!!! The common reply of Kupuna is that they always did it this way but when we grow up here and only see and SMELL! worse DUMPING ALL OVER THE ROADSIDE AND OCEAN…. hewa!!!!
Burns field cleanup.
I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to all the “volunteers” involved in this cleanup. All of you that gave up your personal time to accomplish this much needed task.
I’m sure it was a job well done.
My question is: WHY do we need “Volunteers” doing the job that we pay taxes for government workers to do. Government workers who never lost a days pay, nor any of their great benefits, through this entire pandemic fiasco.
That entire area of Burns Field is owned by the State of Hawaii. It’s great that it’s all nice and clean now, but perhaps we can consider performing this sort of task in areas that are more visible.
Suggestion: maybe the ten or so state workers that we see sitting on the guardrails along our state highways while trees are being trimmed, or roadside ditches are being cleaned could, instead be a cleanup crew to perform these tasks.
And, since there doesn’t seem to be any scheduled work to cleanup and maintain the Lihue Rice Street “revitalization” area, maybe these volunteers, or some volunteers in the Lihue area should consider that project.
What happened to the days when volunteers from various civic organizations would go out and help private individuals or businesses that really needed help? Back then, we didn’t want to “step on any toes” or discredit our government workers and leaders.
Oh, wait!! Better check with the “union” first.
Are they doing this because they love the community? Or just a fun time out and maybe lunch time for the kids. And adults. Every now and then. The Lions club.