Volunteers Needed for People’s Path Clean-Up & Beautification on 2/12/12

Photos from 2008 People’s Path clean up courtesy of Teach for America/Be the Change.

Come to support the next clean-up and beautification of the People’s Path!

What: Clean-up and Beautification of People’s Path
When: Sunday, February 12, 2012; 7:30am – noon
Where: Maili Point (meet across from Kaukama Road)
Who: Sponsored by Sen. Maile Shimabukuro and others
Why: Our goal is to improve the pathway along the Wai`anae Coast

Please bring sun protection, and if possible, yard tools (eg, rakes, dust pans, weedeaters, shovels, picks).  For more information, contact: maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or call 696-4677.

Background information:

For the past 3 years, Sen. Shimabukuro, Women of Wai`anae, Nani O Wai`anae, Teach for America/Be the Change, the Wai`anae Boys & Girls Club, and many others have participated in efforts to improve the “People’s Path” along the Wai`anae Coast.  Volunteers conducted several pathway beautifications at Maili Point and Sewer’s Beach, and several individuals have dedicated themselves to continue the effort on a weekly basis.  Sen. Shimabukuro also obtained a $5,000 grant from AlohaCare to help support the effort.    (See posting re: Nani O Waianae April 26 Beach Clean-Up for more information on the “People’s Path.”)

In addition to the community’s efforts, and state has planned a “Leeward Bikeway”, which comes into the Wai`anae Coast and ends at Lualualei Naval Road.  Below is a map of the planned bikeway from the Department of Transportation (DOT) (Click on the map to enlarge).  Contact information for the DOT is also below.

Darell Young, P.E.
Planning Branch (Advanced Planning)
Highways Division
Department of Transportation
State of Hawaii

Rachel Roper–587-1983
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Highways Division
Hawaii Department of Transportation
State of Hawaii

869 Punchbowl Street #301
Honolulu, HI 96813

Human Service Pep Rally at Hawaii State Capitol Jan. 24

From: Val Tavai valt@hcapweb.org

Aloha, everyone.

HCAP will be sponsoring a bus for the Human Service Pep Rally (led by PHOCUSED) on Tuesday, January 24th.

The bus will be leaving the Waianae Boat Harbor at 7:50 a.m. and coming back into Waianae between 2:00 p.m. /3:00 p.m.

We are trying to reach as many clients/volunteers/partners as possible to participate in this important event to let legislators and the public know that funding must be restored to human service programs.

Please let me know ASAP if you/your organization/clients would be interested in participating so that we can make arrangements for buses.  Lunch/snacks will be served.

Mahalo for your time.

Val Tavai
Senior Community Services Manager
Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.
Leeward District Center
85-555 Farrington Highway Waianae, Hawaii 96792
Tel: (808) 696-4261
Fax: (808) 696-0169