Department of Transportation recognizes Molokai public school teachers
The Hawaii State Teachers Association’s Molokai Chapter has received the Adopt-A-Highway No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award from the state Department of Transportation Highways Division-Maui District.
The Molokai Chapter members have removed trash along Maunaloa Highway for more than two decades.
“I’d like to recognize all the HSTA members who gave of their time on the weekends to meet up with their colleagues from various schools on our island to clean up our highways,” said HSTA Molokai Chapter President Tes Kaulia. “I also would like to recognize other individuals who are not a part of our HSTA Molokai Chapter, but are always alongside the highway picking up trash going into our small Kaunakakai town.”
Adopt-A-Highway cleanups are carried out by volunteer groups that commit to adopting a 2-mile portion of a state highway for a minimum of two years, pick up litter on their section of the highway at least four times per year and undergo safety training before each cleanup event. Cleanups must also comply with state or county COVID-19 safety requirements in effect at the time.
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