As one of the Earth Day 2015 operations, the Screw Team All-Stars renovated the Swinging Platform in Kamalani Playground. Scott Hansen, Ralph Ziegler, Rod Mockett, and screw master Graeme Merrin have been keeping Kamalani Playground structurally sound for more than 20 years. Contributed photo.

Tommy Noyes, executive director of the nonprofit Kaua‘i Path, is reminding Kaua‘i residents that there are quite a few free events they might enjoy while helping to strengthen the community. You could start as early as today, helping the crew at Lydgate Park to clean up the beach.

Beach Cleanup at Lydgate Park 

  • Every Saturday (extra hands needed this Saturday, Sept. 22)
  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Meet near the Lydgate Beach Park lifeguard tower
  • Kamalani.usor Facebook “Friends of Kamalani”

Complete Streets near Kapa‘a Elementary e Kapa‘a High schools

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • In Kapa‘a High School’s Library
  • If you enjoy Ke Ala Hele Makalae, please attend and voice your support for building similar facilities serving the Kawaihau area
  • Public information meeting

Path Users Survey

Bikes on Rice

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Lihu‘e Civic Center (Rice Street side)
  • BYO bicycle for a slow roll ride, 6 easy miles

National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park 

  • Saturday, Oct 20
  • 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Main Pavilion at Lydgate Beach Park
  • Recruiting volunteers — service organizations and individuals — for the 14th annual community workday
  • Register at: