The public was welcomed Saturday to help beautify the Ala Wai Promenade and canal by the Hawai’i Convention Center.
The center and the Honolulu Police Department’s district one community policing team joined forces for Project CLEAN.
CLEAN stands for Community Lokahi to Enrich our Aina Now.
Some non-profit groups were invited like the youth mentoring group Life 360 Network.
“Life 360 does a lot of community service. So we love just coming out and helping our community, and making new friends,” said Pamela Petras of Life 360 Network.
“It’s a great feeling. It’s a positive for us and a great way to connect with the community, get people involved. Helping make this place a cleaner, safer place to be,” said HPD Lt. Stephen Silva.
The clean-up is timely as in 10 days thousands from around the world are expected at the 10-day IUCN Conservation Congress at the Convention Center. This is the first time it will ever be held in the United States.
A couple of the high profile attendees and speakers include Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, Jane Goodall and Prince Albert of Monaco.