Kapaa Quarry Road mess inspires young citizens to clean it all up

Dear Editor,

My Eagle Project was to clean up Kapaa Quarry Road. The reason I picked this project is because I pass it every day on my way to my school, and I notice every single time that it is filthy. So, I decided one day that I would clean it up and make a public service announcement (for local television airing) so that everyone would be aware of the problem with the dumping.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5, with the help of 25 volunteers, Hardware Hawaii and Safeway, I managed to pull heaps of trash out of the road and get it taken to the dump. I also contacted the state Department of Transportation, and they agreed to change out the damaged and graffiti-covered signs.

(This report should) make people more aware of the problem going on around them.

It is because of all of the help and hard work from my volunteers that I was able to achieve this.

Daltin Carritt

(Carritt, 14, is a Le Jardin Academy student and member of Boy Scout Troop 425, which meets at the Kaneohe Marine base chapel.)