Monday, January 23

Do Something Good...

Aloha Everyone!

 Saturday,  Ron and I spent the day doing something GOOD!!  Along with 200 volunteers, we participated in the 2nd annual Coastline Cleanup Day at Anahola Beach Park. The event sponsors were: Sustainable Coastlines, Kauai Surfrider and B-Rad Foundation.  The cleanup was from Donkey Beach to Papa`a Bay (which is roughly 5 miles).  There was 14,200 lbs of rubbish, marine debris, ropes and nets removed from our shores. It was a fun experience working along side men, women and kids who are passionate about keeping our island trash free. 

getting signed in

Ron's first major Beach Cleanup

Ron pulling ropes from the rocks
My favorite beach find of the day. I took him home and gave him a
much needed bath, he has a new life!!

Can you see the seal.....he was happy we were cleaning up his "hood"

Pulling up a sofa from the beach

my friend Heather (red) and Barbara (founder of Kauai Surfrider in grey)

Moms and kids doing cleanup

Yay for the keiki (kids)

Some of the 14,200 lbs of debris

so much's sorted ,reused, recycled and very little ends up in the landfill

Pizza for a job well done!!
Another one of the seals

Sunday, I went back to the beach hoping to find the seals, unfortunately  I found our pristine beach of yesterday littered with a new wave of plastic.
 Stupid me didn't take a bag to collect rubbish. 
The following is 138 plastic tubes known as oyster spacers that I gathered,
it was all that I could carry back to the car. 

Go Do Something GOOD!!



  1. Wow all that trash! Good for you guys.
    Lily & Edward

  2. Way to go Val and the entire crew. I think it would be so much easier and more fun cleaning it up with others. Amazing; that bear is pretty cute.
    Sending winter hugs(snows coming)your way.

  3. Can't believe all the trash, so sad, but great that you all clean it up!

  4. That looks like something really good to do. I plan on joining in on some local things like that when I get to the islands. It's always good to do good!


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