This blog is dedicated to those in our community that worked hard to clean up beautiful Maluhia Rd. AKA Tree Tunnel, the scenic route along Kauai's south side bringing you to towns of Koloa and Poipu. The road tunnels through a canopy of eucalyptus trees so old nobody can agree on the true history of who planted them and why, but still everybody comes together to take care and maintain this landmark feature of Kaua'i.
The clean-up was sponsored by Poipu Beach Resort Association, who also sponsored the photography. A noisy morning in an otherwise serene setting, the sounds of landscaping equipment and laughter, a street party on one of the most beautiful roads in the world and I had a blast connecting with some familiar faces in the community.
|The Mayor and Volunteers Ready To Go|
|Rep. Dee Morikawa|
|Tree Tunnel closed to traffic|
|Kauai Fire Chief Robert Westerman|
|Gary from The Grand Hyatt getting it done!|
|Final Touch... blowing away the small stuffs|
|Nokaoi came out with an army of workers for this event and did some heavy lifting, here are some of the boys nice enough to stop working and pose for me :) A lot of really good energy out there.|
|Dennis Fujimoto Staff Photographer The Garden Isle Today|
The guy seldom makes it into the photos so I was so happy to take his picture! For thirty years Dennis Fujimoto AKA The Happy Camper has been been an incredible asset to the community of Kaua'i. When something is happening, he is there, as lead photographer for our islands newspaper The Garden Isle Today, it has been his job to cover events and he documents our islands history while he's at it. But it is his compassionate, approachable and humble nature that draw out the human element in his photography, his pictures tell the stories Kaua'i cares about. His dedication to continuing to tell the story of our diverse community in such a professional and dignified manner for as long as he has makes this guy one of my favorite people on Kaua'i, I'm not the only one, in fact July 27th is Dennis Fujimoto Day. In addition to the contributions his photography makes for our islands people and history, his work in our community has also endeared to this island.