Moving Sand is one tough job!
Updated: Sep 18, 2020
Every few months, Mother Nature brings in a storm surge that floods the beaches, removes sand, creates scarps, and buries ramps. Kamaole II ramp is especially prone to being on the receiving end of volumes of sand. Often, there may be as much as 2 feet of sand, effectively burying the platform at the bottom of the ADA Ramp.
It is a hard job, but periodically, the volunteers clear the ramp of sand. Whereas Mother Nature will bury with abandon, she doesn't usually come back and retrieve the sand entrapped by structures unless she is really on a rampage where all the sand on the beach is removed. That does happen, but more regularly, it is a clean-up meant for humans.