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Waimea Country School students ‘Get the Drift and Bag It’

<p>Waimea Country School students pick up litter during the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup at Waialea Bay. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCS FOR NHN)</p>

Waimea Country School students pick up litter during the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup at Waialea Bay. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCS FOR NHN)

<p>Waimea Country School students show the trash they cleaned up from the beach at Waialea Bay during the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCS FOR NHN)</p>

Waimea Country School students show the trash they cleaned up from the beach at Waialea Bay during the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCS FOR NHN)

<p>Waimea Country School students pose for a photo during the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup at Waialea Bay. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCS FOR NHN)</p>

Waimea Country School students pose for a photo during the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup at Waialea Bay. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCS FOR NHN)

Twenty-nine students, six parents, and two teachers from Waimea Country School participated in the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup by picking up trash at Waialea Bay, also known as Beach 69.

Since it began in 1986, the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. During the annual event, nearly half a million people from countries all over the world spend a day picking up trash and cataloging the data of what was found. The worldwide cleanup generally yields eight million pounds of trash.

Founded in 1996, Waimea Country School’s mission is “to provide an outstanding K-6 child-centered, multiage and multicultural learning experience which incorporates the core values of inclusion and respect.” For more information about Waimea Country School, call 885-0067 ,visit the web at www.waimeacountryschool.org or on Facebook.