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Volunteers gather to clean Ala Moana Beach Park

(Image: Dept. of Parks and Recreation) (Image: Dept. of Parks and Recreation)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Dozens of volunteers came together Saturday to help smooth out a rocky stretch of shoreline at Ala Moana Beach Park.

They joined workers from the Department of Parks and Recreation, digging up the coral chunks and placing them into designated trenches.

An erosion problem left the rocky coastline exposed. But beachgoers will be able to use the area once again now that the pits have been covered with sand. 

"So people can enjoy walking on the shoreline and strolling or jogging and just to make it clear enough so that the keiki can get to the ocean and we accomplished that and we're so thankful to our volunteers," said Jeanne Ishikawa of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

There's still a lot of work to do in the area. City crews will start the next project to evenly distribute the sand across the beach.

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