Christian & Diane's Christmas Beach Cleanup
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.
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?
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.