94 'love locks' removed from Waimea Canyon lookout

94 'love locks' removed from Waimea Canyon lookout

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - State officials have removed nearly 100 locks placed along a lookout in Kauai's Waimea Canyon by couples who put them there as a symbol of their lasting love.

The Garden Island reports that state law considers the placement of the "love locks" as littering.

Curt Cottrell with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources says the locks are unsightly and damage infrastructure within Hawaii's parks.

The locks removed from the canyon on Oct. 16 were limited to ones on a fence in the lookout area.

Cottrell says officials will remove any new locks as soon as they are placed.

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