People’s Path Clean Up on Feb. 12, 2012, a Success; Volunteers Needed to “Adopt” Path

(Updated 2.18.12, 2.19.12)

WIS faculty: Wendi Nagata, Carmen Enriquez, John Campbell, Bryan Freiberg, Tim Bross, Dan Bobrowski. Click photos to enlarge.

State Senator Maile Shimabukuro coordinated volunteers from the community and the following organizations for a morning rubbish clean up in the Maili Point area: AlohaCare, City & County of Honolulu, E Kumu Wawae Clean & Sober Home, Ho`omalu o na Kamali`i Emergency Shelter, Ka Wai Ola O Waianae, McDonald’s Wai’anae, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, Nani O Waianae, Waianae Intermediate School/After School All-Stars Hawaii, Women of Waianae. Shrubbery was also planted along the People’s Path. Photo by Cathy Outland.

E Kumu Wawae clean and sober living residents have provided instrumental help and equipment to community clean ups at “Guardrails”/Maili Point (pictured), Puuhulu Stream, and other areas. Director Ray Elsey (far left) provides “tough love” to residents, to help them achieve success.  [Photo by Sen. Maile Shimabukuro; click the image to enlarge]

Over 100 people picked up approximately one ton of trash and beautified the “People’s Path” on February 12, 2012.  Volunteers cleared rubbish along “Guardrails” (between Hakimo and Kaukama Roads) and planted over 30 native ilie’e plants. A delicious chili and rice lunch was prepared by Sen. Shimabukuro’s staff members Ernestine Belaski and Sandie Morimoto. Participating groups included:

  • AlohaCare
  • City & County of Honolulu
  • Community Volunteers: John Campbell, Joann DeMotto, Fred Dodge, Kanoeanuhea Kahalekai-Willing, Kaua`i Kahikina, Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai, Crista Mendoza, Summer Miles, Karen Young
  • E Kumu Wawae Clean & Sober Home: Alfred Anderson, John Bahena, Carole Jo Broad, Sheena Butler, Raymond Elsey, Jr., Leslie Fulgani, Jaimie Kaio, Kevin Kanakanui, Jr., Glenn Martin, Anthony Raynon, Sandra Sumailo, Jeffrey Sumailo, Michael Texeira, Rhonda Texeira, David Thompson, Samson Tolentino, Maximus Tolentino, William Tolentino, Sr., John Vincent, Bill Welden, Kimo Wong
  • Ho`omalu o na Kamali`i Emergency Shelter
  • Ka Wai Ola O Waianae: Jasmine Apostadiro, Misha-Leigh Apostadiro, Jolyn Ballenti, Titan Ballenti, Melanie Bartels, Ezekiel Bartels
  • McDonald’s Wai’anae
  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate School
  • Nani O Waianae
  • Sen. Maile Shimabukuro & Staff
  • Waianae Intermediate School and After-School All-Stars Hawaii students and faculty: Damon Baron, Haven Bashaw, Dan Bobrowski, Champion Borge, Tim Bross, John  Campbell, Kyara Carter, Laleinya Caton, Jesse-James Eder, Kaelin Eguchi, Carmen Enriquez, Blaze Enriquez, Carmen Enriquez, Rafael Enriquez, Oksana Enriquez, Tihani Evangelista, Bryan Freiberg, Hi’ilani Fujihara-Nagamine, Charlotte Garcia, Zion Gilchrist, Austin Hashimoto, Mitch Icard, Jeffrey Jones, Salma Kahn, Nicholas Keliikoa, Brenna Lander, Crista Mendoza, Wendi Nagata, Lurline Pelekai, Henry Pelekai, Maya-Rose Pelekai, Momi Robins, Robert Rodrigues-Donner, Jaynee Salcedo, Utusafau Seiuli, Claver Sophia, Shania Soriano, Cheralei Tokunaga-Williams, Wainani Wetter.
  • Women of Waianae

Special mahalo to Ray Elsey and the residents he brought from the E Kumu Wawae clean and sober home (pictured above). These residents gathered and loaded collected trash into the City garbage truck, and brought heavy equipment to take down kiawe bushes, plant ilie’e, and perform other beautification tasks.

Special mahalo also to Tim Bross and Kaua’i Kahikina of the After-School All-Stars (ASAS) program for coordinating the large student turn-out for the clean up. ASAS is funded by Kamehameha Schools and the Campbell Foundation.

Professional surfer Melanie Bartels (center), pictured with her son and Sen. Shimabukuro, participated in the People’s Path clean up along with others from Ka Wai Ola O Waianae.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to water the plants at the “Sea Country” end of the pathway (across Kaukama Rd.).  Volunteers need to bring their own water and watering containers.  (Note: Once the plants are established, they should be able to survive on their own without being watered.) We are hoping various groups will “adopt” portions of the pathway to help beautify and maintain it. Please call 696-4677 or email if you want to help, and spread the word!

Click here to view more clean up photos from Cathy Outland.  Mahalo to all who helped with the February 12 People’s Path clean-up!!!

Apply Online for Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Fund – March 9 Deadline

From: “Cynthia K.L. Rezentes” <>
Subject: Fwd: Apply Online for Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Fund

Aloha all,

Here is a reminder that the Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Grant cycle has started and will end on March 9, 2012. As many of you know, this grant is for the 96792 and 96707 area code zones and emphasis is placed on working with youth on environmental, sustainability, etc. issues in our communities. The Ka Papa advisors place heavy emphasis on most of the funds being used within the area or for our youth or their mentors. Please go to the links that Liesl has provided to learn more about the opportunities that are available.

Cynthia K.L. Rezentes
“E malama kakou i ka `aina no na pua”

—–Original Message—–
From: Liesl Woo <>
Sent: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 10:02 am
Subject: Apply Online for Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Fund


The Hawai’i Community Foundation would like to remind you of our new online application system for the Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Fund,  and we invite you to pre-register for your login and password, which are required to apply online. Please click on the link below for instructions and more information:

Don’t forget–the application deadline is March 9, 2012.

Liesl Woo
Philanthropic Services Assistant
Hawaii Community Foundation
827 Fort Street
Honolulu, HI  96813-4317
Phone: (808)566-5540
Fax: (808)521-6286