Ka'anapali Beach Clean Up

 
A small island is comprised of even smaller communities.  And within those communities, folks often belong to a number of groups, have multiple roles, etc.  So the Rotary Club of Lahaina is making an effort to partner with other groups whenever possible, with the intent of doing the most good with a greater number of hands.
 
So when Rotary Club of Lahaina's Past President Mila Salvador asked if we'd like to partner up with her gang from the Whaler in Ka'anapali, we said "yes, absolutely!"
 
The Whaler arranged the beach clean up and supplied supplies and snacks, our Maui Fire Department supplied cold bottled water (it was a HOT morning) and the Rotary Club of Lahaina supplied the (hu)manpower.

We arrived at 7:00 sharp and set a goal of one hour.  The results?  A clean beach area from the Sheraton to the Alii.  And - thanks to past president Leah Lambros' discussion  of the damage to ocean life via plastic straw debris, we now have an increased awareness of - regardless of how innocuous an item might be - the danger it poses to our living ecosystem.
 
By midmorning, we were a group of exhausted, happy Rotarians with aching calves and a peaceful feeling of accomplishment.  Mahalo to all ...
 
Ka'anapali Beach, at 7AM
 
Tired but happy beach clean up gang