HPA students participate in coastal cleanup
About 80 Hawaii Preparatory Academy students in grades four, five and seven recently participated in the annual International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy.
The students, who focused their efforts at Spencer Beach Park and at the Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor, gathered about 220 pounds of debris, including 400 food wrappers, 2,700 cigarette butts, 1,200 plastic and metal bottle caps, and much more.
Seventh-graders analyzed and documented their findings. The International Coastal Cleanup is the largest and most successful volunteer event of its kind. Volunteers of all ages from every continent remove trash and record specific types of marine debris being collected, allowing The Ocean Conservancy to compile, analyze, and track this data year-by-year and make discoveries about the behaviors that cause the debris.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.