Every year, the famous Kauai Tree Tunnel gets a good cleaning. The two-way road closes for a couple of hours one Saturday morning in July. That’s when volunteers take over, as part of a community-wide beautification project.
Poipu Beach Resort Association spearheads the project in partnership with other community groups. This is all to prepare for the annual Koloa Plantation Days event, which attracts hundreds to this part of the island for a day of parade floats, entertainment, food and fun.
During the road closure, traffic is perted to Piko, Omao and Koloa roads. These all lead to the south side but may require a longer commute because of the lower speed limits and posted signs.
It’s nice to see the community take hold of this significant island landmark, even if it means temporarily closing it off to the public. Their efforts show us how much they care but also how much they recognize the importance of this beauty in nature.
If you are on the island and would like to volunteer, contact Stella Burgess at 808-240-6369. It’s a wonderful “voluntourism” opportunity and a way to give back to the Kauai community.
• 7am-1pm • Road closure at Kauai Tree Tunnel
Posted by: Bruce Fisher