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Kahului beach cleanup

The Maui News / DAKOTA GROSSMAN photo
The Maui News / DAKOTA GROSSMAN photo

First photo: Seabury Hall sophomore Leiohu Turley (left) and Kamehameha Maui seventh grader Neveah Howard (right) sift out microplastics from buckets of sand at Kahului Harbor on Sunday morning during a beach cleanup event. The group wanted to limit plastic waste by using reusable buckets and containers instead of trash bags.

Second photo: Hi’ilei Lu’uwai (left) and Stacey Casco hoist a wheel barrel full of trash, debris and large green waste collected along the beach at Kahului Harbor on Sunday morning. Lu’uwai, who helped organize the impromptu beach cleanup event that drew about 30 people, said “we have to love our ocean back” and believes that “teaching the next generation is really important” as to keep the island prospering. Casco, a Hawaiian Canoe Club member, said that she came to support and malama the beach.

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