The Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition of Maui (N-PAC Maui) and Community Work Day will join hands to clean up the Northshore Greenway route on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., NPAC Coordinator Sandy McGuiness said. Volunteers will meet at Baldwin Beach Park in Pa'ia.
Organizers are looking for volunteers to roll up their sleeves and show their love of the 'aina. In addition to the clean up of the bike and walking path, Community Work Day's "Get the Drift and Bag It" volunteers will also clean the shoreline.
The Northshore Greenway pedestrian/bike path is a seven-mile route that is designed to eventually run from Pa'ia to Kahului, makai of Hana Highway and around Kahului Airport. Most of the greenway is completed, with the exception of Phase 3, the "missing link" between from Baldwin Park to Sprecklesville.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition of Maui and Community Work Day will join hands to clean up the Northshore Greenway route on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are welcomed.
For the last 20 years, the County of Maui has planned and developed an off-road path that would accommodate non-motorized users. Phase 3 is the final link in that effort.
The County's current Capital Improvement list includes $150,000 to design this section. The community is asking that the construction be funded in next year's budget.
Once completed, the Northshore Greenway will improve the quality of Maui County residents by giving them a healthy alternative to the automobile environment, McGuiness said.
Leaders in the effort to build this bikeway will be available to answer questions about the project at the cleanup.
All cleanup supplies will be provided for volunteers. Volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves. Volunteers may also bring their own reusable bags or buckets for litter pickups.
Water and lunch will be supplied and volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles.
Carpooling, walking and bicycling to the event are suggested.
"Come help and be one of those volunteers to give back to Maui's beauty and home towns," McGuiness said.
For more information, contact Yuki Lei Sugimura, Built Environment coordinator for NPAC Maui, at 878-1888 or YukiLei.Sugimura@gmail.com.