Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup

  • Trash collected at Old Kona Airport Park is ready for transport to the transfer station.

  • Trash collected is ready for transport to the transfer station at the Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Event organizer Jeff Fear shows needles picked up on the beach at the Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park.

  • Cigarette butts and bottle caps collected at Old Kona Airport Park.

  • Roberto Villamil and his son retrieve a discarded alternator at OTEC Beach.

  • Kenyon Trim shows off trash he collected at the Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kealakehe High School Volleyball team members pick up trash Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park.

  • Matthew Dowgos plucks trash from the rocks at the Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park. See more photos on page 10A. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Mariah Hanato, left, and Shania Malicdem pick up trash at the Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Daniel Moretz shows off the 26 discarded tires he collected at Old Kona Airport Park.

Keiki to Kupuna gathered Saturday to clean up West Hawaii beaches.

The 27th annual Wave Riders Against Drugs West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup garnered loads of trash, cigarette butts, tires and other assorted garbage dumped on beaches from South Kohala to South Kona.

The day started early with volunteer sign-up at Old Kona Airport Park, Hapuna Beach and Miloli‘i. From there, community members dispersed to local beaches along the coast and started their quest for trash.

Afterward, there was a gathering of the rubbish, and volunteers at Old Kona Airport Park congregated for lunch and awards.

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