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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Barber's Point, Kapoelei, Hawaii, USA

Barber's Point, Kapoelei, Hawaii, USA
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Registered: January 2007
City/Town/Province: Naples
Posts: 2
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An animal scampers across the jungle floor. Only to find it was his last journey outside his den. His paws get trapped inside a plastic six pack holder. He struggles for hours, tangling himself further. He soon grows limp, and dies. The carelessness, laziness people act with is truly disgusting. That is why we chose to pick up the trash at a nearby beach, trash that hindered the natural outlook of a beautiful place. A place which beauty is naturally defined by the crashing, gentle waves should not be a landfill. We chose a place that had attracted visitors to its very shores while we were there, and which also happened to be a popular picnic spot.

I came with one of our neighbors to the spot only a couple miles away from our house on July 28, to the place called Barber’s Point. We picked up trash for 2 fulfilling hours. All the while, disgusted at all this litter people had dropped. We couldn’t believe how these people did not even care about casually tossing aside something that could kill an innocent living breathing thing. After two hours of picking up the trash, we looked around at the area we had worked on. Glad to see that every minute was well worth it. Since, before the project had started, we could see the litter almost everywhere, hiding its natural splendor of: beautiful bushes, lush sand and eloping waves.

We noticed looking downward into the trash we had just picked up. That maybe the two most lethal things to humans were not only destroying lives, but also habitats. We found plenty of cigarette buds and beer bottle caps. I was appalled at this discovery. That things that have led a trail of death, also was destroying our beautiful planet. Inside our bags also contained many different things from: plastic wrappers, plastic milk jugs, to pieces of glass.

I felt that it was great for me to do this project not only because it helped that particular area, but it set a good example for others who watched in the area. I’m sure that most of them would be wary to litter after that. The area we chose to clean was chosen, because we felt that the area would benefit both nature and humans. We thought that humans and nature would appreciate litter-free place to live in. I was glad to devote my time to Mother Nature. For all she has done for us, that is the least any of us could do for her. You and I owe it to her. So, get out there and do your part.
Date: August 5, 2007 Views: 16881 File size: 37.3kb, 616.9kb : 1280 x 960
Hours Volunteered: 9
Volunteers: 3
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 13 to 34
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 1
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 12
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