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Volunteers work to beautify Pahoa roundabout


On, (March 23), a Non-Profit Organization, Malama O Puna, in conjunction with students from the Big Island Youth Challenge, and the HawaiÊ»i Police Department conducted a beautification project on the Pāhoa roundabout. 

Malama O Puna, led by Rene Siracusa coordinated a joint effort with twelve members of the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge/staff, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department in removing the weeds near the Pāhoa roundabout. Siracusa obtained the proper permits from the state to have weeds pulled and foliage replanted in three medians around the roundabout. The youths continuously pulled the weeds and filled up bags which Siracusa disposed of in the green waste at the Pāhoa Transfer Station. The Officer directed traffic to ensure the safety of all personnel working in the area. The weeds will be maintained by the Youth Challenge quarterly.

Siracusa is working with other business and volunteers to have foliage donated and replanted.

One Response to “Volunteers work to beautify Pahoa roundabout”

  1. Irloyal says:

    This is a worthy project and mahalo to the kids who participated. Now if they would paint the curbs a reflective yellow to help with sightlines at night and during the rain it would be even better.


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