Trash-free park

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - NEWS -

On Satur­day, April 22, Ulu La‘au, the Waimea Na­ture Park, will be­come a trash-free park.

The Waimea Out­door Cir­cle, along with the Na­ture Park Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, has worked to­ward this goal for the past year. It is a grow­ing trend through­out the coun­try, has been very suc­cess­ful and is a con­cept en­cour­aged back in 1999 when the na­ture park was first be­ing de­vel­oped.

We are op­ti­mistic from our year­long sur­vey that park vis­i­tors are happy to com­ply by car­ry­ing out their own trash, as many al­ready do. While we in­tend to con­tinue pro­vid­ing the “dog­gie bags” for our four-legged friends, we do ask that pet own­ers dis­pose of their pet waste in a re­spon­si­ble man­ner out­side the park.

On be­half of all of the park volunteers, thank you so much for your sup­port and for keep­ing Ulu La‘au, the Waimea Na­ture Park, clean, green and beau­ti­ful!

Ch­eryl Lang­ton Waimea Out­door Cir­cle Depart­ment of Public Works High­way Main­te­nance Divi­sion, for tak­ing the steps nec­es­sary to rem­edy the flood­ing prob­lem by clean­ing a flood canal drain and in­stalling a dry well to help de­tour the wa­ter flow from the high­way.

These two hard-work­ing in­di­vid­u­als are a great as­set to our county. Clay­ton Low

Hilo a chance to de­bate is sim­ply not demo­cratic. Why do these com­mit­tee chairs have so much power?

Per­haps if the Se­nate and House met for more than five months out of the year (for the same salary, of course) they might have more time to de­bate these is­sues. Oh, well, we can only hope. Fred Fo­gel

Vol­cano

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