A much delayed entry after not having access to wifi for a while but working on Maalohos was a great experience. Our last day was spent discussing finances needed to continue the project as well as what steps would be taken by the community to keep the survey doing on a regular basis. The island council president, Suja seemed very ready to commit to the project by working on better improving community participation. The turnout for the clean up the next day was mostly children but as a team we managed to clean out all of the island’s dump and bag about 300 bags of trash as well as several jumbo bags of recyclables all in the pouring rain. We ended the day with swimming in the ocean with the girls who were helping us all day and then with jumping into the water from the jetty with the rest of the kids. Overall, a great week for Katie, Piko, and myself.
Finishing up Maalhos
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About the Author: Trudy Rilling-Collins
Trudy Rilling-Collins, better known as “The Mosquito Lady”, is the founder of Mosquito Lady Consulting, dedicated to replacing chemical pesticides with environmentally responsible solutions.
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