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13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up

Event Hosts: Down the Hatch, Lahaina Town Action Committee, Volcom, Mālama Maui Nui, Cultivate 13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up Saturday, September 16th, 2017 8 am – 1 pm Last year more than 500 Volunteers participated in the Lahaina Town Clean Up from Puamana to Mala Wharf and everywhere in-between. Will you join us this year? For the 2017 event, the Lahaina Town Clean Up is going to be the same day as the International Coastal Cleanup - Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of this worldwide volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species. A problem as big as plastic in the ocean requires a big response! By participating in the International Coastal Cleanup, you can make a difference, right here in your own community. Lahaina Town Clean Up founder Matt Lane has challenged this year's organizers to address prevention as a focus of the cleanup. To work toward accomplishing this goal, we are partnering with the County of Maui to place an emphasis on prevention as a means to combat the issue of waste showing up in our oceans through our drains by stenciling awareness messages of “No Dumping – Drains to Ocean” at storm drain inlets in Lahaina. EVENT DETAILS: Event is FREE and open to the public. Cleanup supplies will be provided but volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own gloves, water bottles, litter grabbers, small nets for cigarette butts, and trucks to haul rubbish and recyclables. This is a waste free event please bring a reusable water bottle and reef safe sun protection. There will be a bin at Kamehameha Iki Park to collect rubbish – no green waste please. Download the Clean Swell App to keep track of the debris you help remove during the cleanup. After the cleanup, this data will be added to the International Coastal Cleanup’s marine debris database. Results from the data help inform policy and debris removal efforts. The 13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up event is supported by Mālama Maui Nui, in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean Up. Volunteers will meet at Kamehameha Iki Park before combing the coastline from Puamana to Mala Wharf. Stencil teams will pick up supplies and instructions before heading out. The day will begin at 8 am with coffee and breakfast snacks provided by Ruth Chris Steak House during check in and as data cards are distributed to participants. The cleanup will be held from 9 am to noon, followed by lunch for all volunteers provided by Pacific'O and water provided by Tropic Water. MAHALO TO THESE EVENT SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEER TEAMS: Down the Hatch, Volcom, Lahaina Town, Mālama Maui Nuii, Ace Hardware, Lahaina Yacht Club, County of Maui, Surfrider Foundation, Rotary Club Of Lahaina Sunset, Trilogy Excursions, West Maui Parasail, Island Star Excursions, Makai Excursions, Extended Horizons Scuba, UFO Parasailing, Goofy Foot Surf School, Beach Bums BBQ & Island Grill - Napili, Peter Lik Fine Art Photography, and MORE! Coffee and Pastries sponsored by Ruth's Chris Steak House Hawaii 8am-9am Water sponsored by Tropic Water - Maui (Don’t forget your reusable water bottle!) 8am-1pm Volunteer luncheon sponsored pacific'O 12pm-1pm EVENT SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEER TEAMS NEEDED! Inquire Here: #LetsTalkTrash #LiveAlohaAina #LahainaTown

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