People’s Path Clean-Up A Success: Update – Video of Event!

Volunteers worked hard to beautify the People’s Path on 1/16/10. L-R: Mark Suiso, Georgia Campbell, Vince Dodge, Teena Potter, Eric Clark, David Hoppe-Cruz, Kate Gibney, Karen Young (kneeling), Maryellen Apostol, and Angela Hoppe-Cruz. [Click on the photo for a larger view]

Mahalo nui loa to all the hard-working volunteers who helped beautify and clean-up the People’s Path in Ma`ili over Martin Luther King Weekend on 1/16/10. The clean-up was sponsored by Women of Wai`anae, AlohaCare, Nani `O Wai`anae, Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, and others.
Volunteers planted approximately 40 mostly native plants, cleared a large amount rubbish (approximately 100 bags of trash, 20 tires, a truckload of metal, and several batteries), and stabilized the pathway across Kaukama Road.
Special mahalo to the State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Leeward Highway Crew, who worked all morning under the leadership of DOT’s Pat Coffmin. DOT not only sorted and removed the huge trash pile gathered by the houseless and Wai`anae Community Outreach at Ma`ili Point (“Guardrails”) on 1/15/10, but they also removed the trash piles past Kea`au Beach along the highway which had been plaguing the community for months.
Click HERE or on the following link to view a video of the event: http://www.viddler.com/explore/bunnnybooo1/videos/2/
Click HERE or on the following link to view photos of the event:
[Note: An `Olelo video documenting the clean-up is also in the works.]
More volunteers are needed to water and maintain the pathway. Email maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or call 696-4677 if you are interested in helping.
Mahalo nui loa to the following people who volunteered and helped with the pathway clean-up on 1/16/10:
Apostol, Maryellen
Bonham, Carol
Campbell, Georgia
Clark, Eric
Dodge, Vince
Dodge, Fred
Geremonte, Nanette
Gibney, Kate
Hoppe-Cruz, David
Hoppe-Cruz, Angela
Hutton, Donald
Johnson, Christine
Kerins, Brian
Miles, Summer
Potter, Teena
Shimabukuro, Maile
State Department of Transportation (Pat Coffmin and Leeward Highway Crew)
Suiso, Mark
Young, Karen

Note: I apologize if I missed anyone. Please let me know if names need to be added.

Here is some background information about the People’s Path:

Shining Stars

“AlohaCare Hawaii has donated $5,000 to improve a 2-mile pathway from Lualualei Naval Road to Kaukama Road along the Waianae Coast to help prevent adult and childhood obesity. The path, which is used for biking, walking and jogging, will connect to the state’s proposed bike path and provide an alternative mode of transportation. Eventually the project, proposed by state Rep. Maile Shimabukuro (D, Waianae-Makaha-Makua) will extend the path along the entire coastline. Click here for related post.” [Source Star-Bulletin.com, 9.8.08]