Kaua‘i celebrates Earth Day, Volunteer Week

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Members of Ho‘omalu Ke Kai segregate the different types of plastics collected during their Saturday clean up of Hanamaulu Bay as part of Earth Day activities at the Kaua‘i Community College.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Puppy wants no part of painting murals along the path surrounding the Kamalani Playground during the Earth Day at Lydgate, Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kiwanis Club of Kaua‘i members Arryl Kaneshiro and Cheryl Shintani, and the Key Clubs from Kaua‘i and Kapa‘a high schools are joined by Sae Yamaguchi, a student from the Yamaguchi University in Japan following the group’s Litter Patrol at Earth Day at Lydgate, Saturday. Shintani said although Yamaguchi is a student at Yamaguchi University, she’s not from the Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan, but from Nagasaki.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    ‘Don’t give her the chainsaw,’ said Patty Ornellas of the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, Saturday when one of the office’s girls asked if she could use the chainsaw during the Earth Day in Lydgate Park at the Hikina‘akala Heiau.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Reid Matsuyama finds that climbing to the top of the dirt pile an easier way to fill dirt into his mom Reiko’s bucket, Saturday during the county’s Employee Council Volunteer Week/Earth Day project of filling holes on the lawn of the historic County Building left by wild chickens.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Steve Soltysik and his grandson in the grandson-mobile join the county’s Employee Council, Saturday to take care of wild chicken damage on the lawn and surrounding areas of the historic County Building.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Paul Toner, general manager of the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort, and resort associates collect at the hotel’s main entry following an Earth Day cleanup of the resort’s outdoor areas.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Associates of the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort deep clean areas around the resort on Earth Day as a delivery person approaches with a delivery.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Patti Furtado and Jim Pedone of the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort empty a dustpan of trash and litter among the traffic on the bridge spanning the Kalapaki Stream on Eath Day.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Emily Broderick, one of the Kaua‘i Community College Earth Day event chairs, watches as Citizen Foresters and KCC students engage in measuring a Formosan koa on the college’s campus during Earth Day.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Citizen Forester Pat Griffin demonstrates measuring the trunk of a Formosan koa during an Earth Day presentation at the Kaua‘i Community College campus.

  • U.S. Navy photo by MCS 1st Class Erickson B. Magno

    Sailors, airmen, and civilians assigned to the Pacific Missile Range Facility pick up trash as Waiokapua, or Major’s Bay during Earth Day.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Reid Matsuyama, son of Reiko Matsuyama, and Elika Aki, grandson of Steve Soltysik, don’t need second invitations to help scoop dirt, Saturday for use in filling holes left by the wild chickens at the lawn fronting the historic County Building.

  • U.S. Navy photo by MCS 1st Class Erickson B. Magno

    Pacific Missile Range Facility Earth Day participants collect at Shenanigans Restaurant following the morning of beach cleanup where more than 500 pounds of litter and trash were collected on Earth Day.

Earth Day has been celebrated globally on April 22 for the past 50 years, and Kaua‘i is not an exception, with a variety of projects for people to get involved in.

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