Sixteen MMS Tree Huggers participated in our inaugural event on Saturday, September 17, 2011. We helped the Oahu Chapter of The Surfrider Foundation do a beach clean-up at Sand Island. We began the day with pillates on the beach before filling many bags with trash and marine debris. One group even dug up a tire! It was great to see the efforts of all the participants. From plastic bottle caps, fishing line, candy wrappers and cigarette butts to wood, rope, plastic pieces and balloons the Tree Huggers helped to decrease (even if small) the amount of trash that contributes to the The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
To learn more about The Surfrider Foundation, marine debris, and The Great Pacific Garbage Patch see the following links: