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Christian & Diane's Christmas Beach Cleanup

December 21st, 2009

Who: Anyone who wants to come

What: Beach cleanup

Where: Heeia Pier- 46-499 Kamehameha Hwy. The beach to the north of the parking lot. Park in the parking lot and there is a skinny strip of beach parallel to the road.

This strip of sand

This strip of sand

When: December 24, Thursday. 2-4 pm (please note time change from original post; we forgot to take low tide into account)

Why: To be good citizens

I want to instill a spirit of volunteerism in my kid. I was discussing this with our family friend Christian and he also likes to volunteer. I wanted to do something in line with my environmental values, so I thought picking up trash at Heeia Pier would be nice.


It wasn't meant to be a big deal - I was just going to take the family down there, invite any friends if they wanted to come, and do something for a couple hours. I imagined half a dozen people. I hope to do this every year on the 24th. I picked the 24th because I think the 25th is too busy; isn't that when most Americans celebrate Christmas?

Park here (or alongside the road)

Park here (or alongside the road)

However, Christian plans big events for a living, so of course every conversation turns into "Hey, we can make it a public event!" Oh, why not. If anyone out there wants to join us, please do. We'll bring extra trash bags and gloves in case you show up. Also, be prepared for a large black dog.

Merry Christmas, Mother Earth.

Posted in child, mom, parent | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Christian & Diane's Christmas Beach Cleanup”

  1. maxcat:

    Great idea. Wish I could be there to help.

  2. theDman:


    Did you want to contact Kaneohe Canoe Club about this? Their canoe hale is right there. They usually have a beach cleanup day just before their season starts. Maybe some of the kids in the club could come out.

    I have to work, so I won't be able to make it, but here's a hint: if you see a flap of old carpet stuck in the sand right in front of the canoe hale...don't try to dig that out...gotta dig out half the beach to remove that stupid thing!

  3. Diane Ako:

    Hi Dman, the club's website offers a link to "contacts" but when I click it, it doesn't lead to anything. oh, what the hell. i'll just go and check it out. hope it yields something. maybe next year we'll be better prepared 🙂 and ok, thanks, ignore the carpet!

  4. theDman:

    Hmmm, you're right Diane, I just tried to click the same link, and it does not used to, but it has been disabled. Sorry about that.

    I think I know why, they have been going through some "changes" and I don't think that page has been updated to reflect that yet.

  5. Dancetta (aka butterfly realtor):

    I think it only fitting we have a butterfly release to honor Mother Earth and bless our first annual Heeia Pier Clean Up. Ok?

  6. Diane Ako:

    Danc- Yes! Awesome! Thanks!

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