All Hands Pitching In For Kailua Earth Day

Kailua nonprofits, community groups and more will convene to clear Kailua Beach of trash from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday for Earth Day Cleanup 2015.

The goal is to clean everything, including the beach’s seven public accesses, ranging from the boat ramp at Kailua Beach Park to Castles at the north end.

Volunteers can check in at any of the access points at 9:30 a.m., where Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii will hand out supplies, water, snacks and information about the area; or catch a shuttle to the sites from Kailua Beach Park across from Buzz’s Steak House.

The Kailua Beach cleanup is sponsored by Parley for the Oceans, Manuheali‘i and Better Homes, but other groups will tackle other parts of Kailua in need of maintenance: My Kailua will be at Ka‘elepulu Stream, Hui o Ko‘olaupoko will work on its canal bank project, and 808 Cleanups will clear Lanikai Beach and the Pillboxes.

All volunteers are invited to the beach park from noon to 3 p.m. for a concert featuring Mike Love and friends, with free food, shirts, adult and keiki activities, guest speakers and prize giveaways.

Bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and a hat. Those who walk, bike, bus, skate or carpool to the cleanup will earn extra tickets for prizes, since parking is limited at Kailua and Kalama beach parks and Lanikai Elementary School.

For more information, visit sustainablecoastlineshawaii.org.