Not knowing about WAA's efforts, State Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland submitted a resolution during the 2010 Session on behalf of the Legislature's KEIKI CAUCUS requesting the establishment of a statewide service project to plant one million trees by October, 2010, as part of the annual Children And Youth Month Celebration.
NOTE: That deadline was not met and is probably at least five years away from being met.
According to the Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs Committee Report, SR 12 SD 1 was amended to incorporate language from another proposed KEIKI CAUCUS resolution:
Amends the title to read: REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATEWIDE SERVICE PROJECT TO PLANT ONE MILLION TREES AND CLEAN BEACHES ACROSS THE STATE BY OCTOBER 2010 AS PART OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH MONTH CELEBRATION;
- Requests the Hawaii State Legislature's KEIKI CAUCUS, Children and Youth Month Planning Committee, and Kanu Hawai`i, in partnership with other community organizations, to establish and coordinate a statewide service project to plant one million trees and clean beaches across the State by October 2010, as part of the Children and Youth Month celebration, and when feasible, to log their efforts on the Kanu Hawai`i website: http://www.kanuhawaii.org/milliontreesofaloha;
- Requests the KEIKI CAUCUS, with the assistance of Kanu Hawai`i, to establish Malama o ke Kahakai, a public service project for volunteers to care for Hawai`i's beaches by picking up litter and debris, (to) encourage community groups, churches, businesses, and individuals to pick up litter and debris and beautify beaches across the islands, and (to) log their efforts on the Kanu Hawai`i website: http://www.kanuhawaii.org/caringforourbeaches;
When I found out about SR12 SD1, I let Sen. Chun Oakland & others know that we were working on the same goal. Their tree planting will also take place in all four counties but only on public lands.
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