I am here because I love nature, especially the ocean. I realize I have been taking from her but never really giving back. I feel that cleaning up the places I frequent helps me to do that and I also hope that I inspire others to do the same, starting with my own kids.
I belong to 808 Cleanups because while there are a lot of amazing groups that take care of our island in one way or another, 808 manages to decentralize and make it about YOU. Your beach. Your trail.
As a trail leader for the last eight years, more and more trail litter and graffiti has shown up. No one should have to see trash in order to enjoy nature.
Because it's the aloha spirit to Malama ke aina we call home even when others fail to.