Every weekend, at night, teenagers and partygoers descend onto the beaches of Honolulu with their pallets, alcohol, music and friends to revel under the moon, playing in the firelight. Unfortunately this is illegal. It causes untold damages to native landscapes and puts endangered animals and plants at risk. Luckily we have groups like @808cleanups to help educate, inform and lead the public in their efforts to keep these places free of debris and safe for all to use. Just this weekend they pulled over 200lbs of nails and other debris out of the sand (remnants of pallet bonfires) and hauled 20+ Christmas trees and unburned pallets off the beach as a preventative measure. Please consider your impact when deciding where and how to celebrate. Open fires aren't allowed on any beaches here and it takes all of us doing our part to keep these places safe, clean and beautiful for everyone to use. If you'd like to adopt your beach and start helping today, contact Fawn or Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll get you set up with a cleanup kit so you can start doing your part. It's going to take a village, so join us!