Kauai's Adopt-A-Park program, launched October 2005, provides adopters with tools and supplies to help care for various parks throughout the island.
Program volunteers receive an official certificate of adoption and an adoption sign posted at their site after 60 reported hours of service.
There are more than 70 county parks on the island. Anyone can join in the effort to improve the parks, including individuals, families, organizations, businesses and schools. An entire park can be adopted, or just particular areas within parks such as pavilions, playgrounds and basketball courts.
Volunteers can help in a lot of different ways. They can pick up litter, remove graffiti, sweep the courts and pathways, pull weeds, rake leaves, plant flowers or engage in approved projects.
When signing up, volunteers can choose how to help and will be trained appropriately. For more information about the program, contact Lenny Rapozo at 241-6623.