Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-19 18:31:55 –
Honolulu (KHON2) – Two local organizations organized a large community effort to help clean up the historic Pearl Harbor Trail on Saturday, April 24.
The Eco Rotary Club of Kakaako and the Hawaii Bicycle League hosted the event. The event was held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as part of Rotary’s Ridge-to-Reef Cleanup Statewide Service Day.
The Historic Trail spans Waipahu Depot Street from Aiea State Park and is Oahu’s longest multi-use pass, spanning over five miles. City Councilor Brandon Elephante said the trail has incredible potential.
âThis trail could be a great recreational resource, similar to the Atlanta Belt Line and the Kapaa Bike Trail on Kauai.â
Brandon Elephant, Honolulu 8th District City Council Member
The goal of Saturday’s cleanup was to get government and community groups to improve the trail and take care of it long term and consistently.
About 350 people were to attend. The individuals were divided into 35 groups of 10 each to comply with the COVID-19 protocol.
Past community volunteering activities have cleared tons of debris, towed scrapped and abandoned vehicles, and provided assistance to people who have lost their homes.
Community effort helps clean up historic Pearl Harbor Trail Community effort helps clean up historic Pearl Harbor Trail