Volunteers in Lāhainā Roll Up Sleeves for National Public Lands Day

Maui TV News
October 11, 2012

A group of some 100 volunteers on Maui joined more than 170,000 volunteers around the country supporting public lands on September 29, National Public Lands Day.

On that Saturday, the Maui Community came together to Mālama Mokuʻula and Loko o Mokuhinia historic site. The Friends of Mokuʻula locally sponsored the event coinciding with the National Public Lands Day of service. "The project, aimed to inspire community service from students, residents, and businesses, was a resounding success," said Jenny Worthy of the Friends of Moku'ula.

SACRED, CLEANER GROUND – The pohaku ahu at Moku'ula in Lahaina was the beneficiary of much kokua as many hands helped clear the precious grounds of litter. Click to enlarge. (Photo Courtest Friends of Moku'ula)

It was a two-in-one project with one effort being removing invasive species and planting natives on-site. The volunteers then installed irrigation, removed old playground equipment, and mended fences.

The service was a great help in beautifying the area and preserving the history of the sacred site.

A special thank you to those in our community that supported this important project: The Boeing Corporation, Red Tail Acquisitions, County of Maui's Department of Parks and Recreation, County Solid Waste Division, Lahainaluna High School, Goodfellow Brothers, Aloha Waste, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Maui Community Work Day, EKO Compost, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Spanky's Riptide and Lisa Schattenberg-Raymond.

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