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Beach cleanup planned for Kahaluu Bay (Sept. 7)


A community beach clean-up is slated 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kahaluu Beach Park.

The clean-up — organized by ReefTeach volunteers at Kahaluu Bay Education Center, a program of The Kohala Center — will focus on removing cigarette butts, plastics, and other “microlitter” from the beach.

“Small pieces of litter left on the beach inevitably make their way from the sand into the water,” said Jean BevanMarquez, manager of the Kahaluu Bay Education Center. “Fish and other marine life often mistake litter for food, which can make them sick or even die. With the help of community volunteers, we can clean up the beach quickly and have a fun time doing it.”

Volunteers can sign up on the center’s Facebook page at, or simply show up.

Garbage bags and gloves will be available upon check-in at the Kahaluu Bay Education Center tent. Starbucks will provide free refreshments for all participants.

The Kohala Center is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based center for research, education, and conservation. The Center was established in direct response to the request of island residents to create greater educational and employment opportunities by enhancing — and celebrating — Hawaii’s spectacular natural and cultural landscapes.

In partnership with the county, The Kohala Center established Kahaluu Bay Education Center at Kahaluu Beach Park in 2011.

Kahaluu Bay Education Center offers a unique visitor education experience — one that teaches respect and reverence for the natural and cultural resources of Kahaluu Bay.

The center works to enhance the natural environment of Kahaluu Bay through education, public outreach, research efforts, and restoration projects.

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