Corps, community clean up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
FORT DeRUSSY, Hawaii -- More than 35 volunteers pick up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 21. The Corps of Engineers' Regional Visitor Center (RVC) coordinated the event, which was supported by Corps employees and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs)

FORT DeRUSSY, Hawaii — More than 35 volunteers pick up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 21. The Corps of Engineers’ Regional Visitor Center (RVC) coordinated the event, which was supported by Corps employees and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — More than 35 volunteers picked up trash, here, in Waikiki, to honor  National Public Lands Day, Sept. 21.

FORT DeRUSSY, Hawaii -- Punahou Junior ROTC cadets bag debris and trash on the beach berm behind historic Battery Randolph. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs)

FORT DeRUSSY, Hawaii — Punahou Junior ROTC cadets bag debris and trash on the beach berm behind historic Battery Randolph. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs)

The Corps of Engineers’ Regional Visitor Center (RVC) coordinated the event, which was supported by Corps employees and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

About 16 cadets led by Lt. Col. Robert Takao, JROTC commander, concentrated their efforts on cleaning up the beach berm behind historic Battery Randolph.

“We’ve been doing this for the last six or seven years, and we always get willing volunteers. It’s never hard to get the cadets to come out because they realize how good it is for our world to do things like this. I’m really proud of them,” Takao said.

Volunteers picked up over 10 large bags of trash from the area.

“We’re happy about educating the public on the importance of preserving and improving our precious natural and cultural treasures,” said Angela Jones, head park ranger for the RVC.

National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the U.S. It began in 1994 and focuses on education and partnerships to care for the nation’s natural treasures.

For more information on National Public Lands Day, visit www.publiclandsday.org.

FORT DeRUSSY, Hawaii -- Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District employee Deane Shephard bags debris and trash on the beach behind historic Battery Randolph. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs)

FORT DeRUSSY, Hawaii — Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District employee Deane Shephard bags debris and trash on the beach behind historic Battery Randolph. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District Public Affairs)

For information on the Corps’ recreation opportunities, visit www.CorpsLakes.us.

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