Michael Perry, Webelo helper

Michael Perry, a member of the Webelos Pack 148 from Lihu’e Christian Church, helped remove palm fronds and other debris at Lydgate Beach Park last week. The project was part of the Keep the Hawaiian Island Beautiful program. Photo courtesy Kaua`i County Parks and Recrecation

DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

News Release
For Immediate Release: August 27, 2012

Keep Hawaiian Islands Beautiful project creates new partnerships

WAILUA – Community organizations teamed up with the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park last week for a Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB) project.

The beautification project took place at Lydgate Beach Park and it included Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the multi-use coastal path.

“Having the Webelos Pack 148 from the Līhu’e Christian Church and their parents, along with some of the DOW Chemical staff, join us for this project enabled us to get a lot done,” said Tommy Noyes, general coordinator for the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park.

In just two hours, the 29 volunteers involved in the KHIB project managed to accomplish the following tasks:

n  Clear all of the ironwood needles and rubbish from two sections of Ke Ala Hele Makalae.
n  Remove waterlogged driftwood from the keiki pond.
n  Dig out stones and then fill and level the voids in the grassy picnic and play area next to the ponds.
n  Water the new plantings.
n  Rake up and remove about 300 pounds of accumulated driftwood from the beach.
n  Trim the coconut trees around the ponds.
n  Fill two 30-gallon trash bags with litter that was picked from the restroom area by the campsites.