864 pounds of debris removed from South Kona shoreline

  • A man carries away a mass of net and rope removed from the shoreline within the Manuka Natural Area Reserve in South Kona. (Photo courtesy of DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • A variety of marine debris was removed from the shoreline on Earth Day in South Kona. (Photo courtesy of DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) staff, representatives from federal and state agencies, and volunteers spent Earth Day, which was Sunday, on the shoreline within Manuka Natural Area Reserve removing plastic debris, derelict fishing equipment and nets and the typical trash produced by humans. (Photo courtesy of DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The shoreline within Manuka Natural Area Reserve got some much needed TLC thanks to 30 people who made the 4x4 trek down to the area on Earth Day on Sunday.