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No cleanup help for Waikiki ‘floatilla’

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DENNIS ODA / 2017

Revelers who flock to this year’s Fourth of July “floatilla” off Waikiki Beach won’t have volunteers cleaning up after them. The nonprofit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, which said it has spent almost $2,000 a year for the past six years to pick up after the floatilla, announced it will be concentrating its efforts elsewhere.

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DENNIS ODA / 2017

Revelers who flock to this year’s Fourth of July “floatilla” off Waikiki Beach won’t have volunteers cleaning up after them. The nonprofit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, which said it has spent almost $2,000 a year for the past six years to pick up after the floatilla, announced it will be concentrating its efforts elsewhere. Rescue crews will respond as needed. Medical personnel, above, tended to an injured floatilla reveler last year.