FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2007
VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP PEARL HARBOR BIKE PATH
On Saturday, April 7, 2007, more than 200 volunteers will clean up the Pearl Harbor Bike Path from McGrew Point in Aiea to Lehua Avenue in Pearl City.
The cleanup involves removing trash and debris from the bike path. It starts at 8:30 a..m. The volunteers will stage at three spots: Neal S. Blaisdell Park, behind Best Buy in Waimalu and Aiea Bay Park near McGrew Point.
The cleanup is one of dozens of activities the Storm Water Quality Branch of the City’s Environmental Service Department is sponsoring for Earth Month 2007, whose theme is “Be An Everyday Environmental Hero.” It’s part of the City’s campaign to encourage everyone to adopt simple daily practices that help reduce polluted runoff.
Participating organizations include Aiea Intermediate School; Pearl City Lions Club; Honolulu Rotary Sunset; Hawaii Laborers Training Program (HLTP); Hawaiian Electric Company; Kick Boxing Karate; City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services; Department of Facility Maintenance; Department of Parks and Recreation; Weed and Seed, Legal Document and Community Policing Team; Honolulu Police Department Crime Reduction Unit; State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division; and Navy Region Hawaii.
The cleanup will help educate members of the community about the importance of working together in grassroots efforts to instill a respect for the waters that flow into Pearl Harbor and the importance and rewards of an environmental ethic that promotes action, organization and long-term environmental stewardship.
Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Quality Branch, Department of Environmental Services, 780-8872