Beach cleanups give volunteers the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and gain awareness in preserving Hawaii’s ocean environment and human health. Our goal is to remove current threats to the environment and keep trash from becoming marine debris. Empowering our volunteers to become good stewards in Hawaii with a simple positive action.
KPB has many cleanup events throughout the year. Winter, spring, earth month, summer, and Get The Drift and Bag It in the fall. Volunteers are needed for sites from Kawaihae to Holoholokai Park.
If you can breath, you can help! Many volunteers walk the beaches and coastline picking up garbage and foreign objects. Water cleanup volunteers are also always welcome. We have local vendors who support us through donation of kayaks for snorkelers and air tanks for scuba divers. Water craft vendors also offer their services and bring valuable expert technical experience in marine debris water recovery skills.
We aim to empower and inspire groups, and introduce teachers and students to the complete program by giving them tools and training to coordinate their own cleanup events. Stressing the importance of documentation and reporting their data to government agencies is a vital part of the success of this concept. Kits include buckets and washable reuse bags, washable gloves in adult and children sizes, litter pickers, clipboards and pens, and water jugs and bottles.