Community clean up planned for a mass of nets at a Diamond Head beach

Community clean up planned for a mass of nets at a Diamond Head beach
(Image: Hawaii News Now)

DIAMOND HEAD, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Down on the beach at Diamond Head, marine debris that washed up a while back is still sitting there, waiting to be removed.

The mass of nets and other debris first washed up six weeks ago. Now, the community is asking for help to move it.

Chanel Garrett says her calls to the Department of Land and Natural Resources  went unanswered.. so she's organizing a volunteer cleanup.

"My concern is there is not enough resources in our state to take care of these in a matter that it needs to be addressed," Garrest said.

"It's everybody's beach. We belong to the land and if we don't take care of it, we're not going to have it much longer," she added.

Shes now organizing a volunteer clean up effort this weekend.

The plan is to haul the debris up to the road in small pieces. Garrett says she's notified the city that it will need to be picked up.

It will take place on Sunday beginning at 9 am and go until 5 p.m.

The mess is about 200 yards east of the beach shower.

Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.