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Volunteers make genki balls to clean Ala Wai Canal

Volunteers and staff members gathered at the Waikiki Kapahulu Public Library to make genki balls — organic material and microbes— which will be thrown into the Ala Wai Canal on April 1.
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Adam Lemire, right, of SunRun Solar, sifts through organic material and soil used for creating genki balls with fellow volunteers Roger Breisch, left, and Caramela Resuma, middle, on Saturday near the Ala Wai Canal. Volunteers and staff members gathered at the Waikiki Kapahulu Public Library to make genki balls — organic material and microbes— which will be thrown into the Ala Wai Canal on April 1.
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Genki balls are crafted by volunteers on Saturday. The genki balls have been shown to clean up the sludge in the canal and animals have been seen swimming in the canal waters, including an endangered Hawaiian monk seal last week.
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Genki balls are crafted by volunteers on Saturday.
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Volunteers sift through dirt and organic matter to be used for crafting genki balls on Saturday.
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Volunteers sift through dirt and organic matter to be used for crafting genki balls on Saturday.
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Volunteers Lori Shiu, right, and mother, Eileen Shiu, take a break from creating genki balls for a view of the Ala Wai Canal on Saturday,.
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Genki balls are crafted by volunteers on Saturday.
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Breanne Fong, left, smiles while crafting genki balls with fellow volunteers on Saturday.
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Genki balls are crafted by volunteers on Saturday.
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Genki balls are crafted by volunteers on Saturday.
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Ten-year-old Annabella Driskell, top, handles organic material and dirt with mother, Letesha, to craft genki balls with other volunteers on Saturday.
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Annabella Driskell, 10, handles organic material and dirt with mother, Letesha, to craft genki balls with other volunteers on Saturday.
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Roger Dreish is silhouetted while sifting through organic material and soil used for creating genki balls on Saturday.
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Volunteers Roger Breisch, middle, and Caramela Resuma sift through soil to be used to create genki balls on Saturday.
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Genki Ala Wai Project staff members Andrew Tram, right, and Ryoji Kawabata go through soil to be sifted and used for creating genki balls on Saturday.
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Genki Ala Wai Project staff members Andrew Tram, left, and Ryoji Kawabata go through soil to be sifted and used for creating genki balls on Saturday.
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Genki Ala Wai Project staff members Andrew Tram, left, and Ryoji Kawabata go through soil to be sifted and used for creating genki balls on Saturday.
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Eight-year-old Chloe Holm creates genki balls with mother Tiare, right.
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Eight-year-old Chloe Holm creates genki balls with mother Tiare, right.
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Eight-year-old Chloe Holm creates genki balls with mother Tiare, right.
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Eight-year-old Chloe Holm creates genki balls with mother Tiare.
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Eight-year-old Chloe Holm creates genki balls with mother Tiare.

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