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The Friends of Hanauma Bay is dedicated to the conservation of coastal and marine environments, emphasizing stewardship of the natural resources of Hanauma Bay. If you love Hanauma Bay, join us in our efforts to preserve the Bay for future generations.

05 November 2014 ~ Comments Off

Updated Contact Page

Please check our “Contact” page for updated FOHB Officers and Board Members.

05 November 2014 ~ Comments Off

Friends of Hanauma Bay Website Facelift

Thanks for visiting our website.  We’ll be updating this site over the next few weeks so check back with us often for updated information, contacts, and news.

24 January 2014 ~ Comments Off

GEOLOGY HIKE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014

GEOLOGY HIKE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
   

Martha McDaniel will lead a Geology Hike at the Bay on Sunday, January 26 2014, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  The hike is for the new volunteers of the HBEP, but all members of the Friends of Hanauma Bay are welcome.  Sorry for the late notice, but hopefully some of our members can join and enjoy!

18 January 2014 ~ Comments Off

Thursday Evening January 23: Anchialine Ponds by Lorena Wada

Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,

Just a reminder! On Thursday evening January 23rd, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program continues its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Thursday January 23,

Anchialine Ponds

Lorena Wada, Assistant Field Supervisor, Pre-listing and Listing Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

An anchialine pond is a landlocked body of water with a subterranean connection to the ocean. Anchialine ponds are a feature of coastal aquifers which are density stratified, with the water near the surface being fresh or brackish, and saline water intruding from the coast below at some depth. Water levels in anchialine pools often fluctuate with tidal changes due to the coastal location and the connection with the ocean. Anchialine pools are extremely common worldwide especially along neo-tropical coastlines where the geology and aquifer system are relatively young, and there is minimal soil development. Such conditions occur notably where the bedrock is limestone or recently formed volcanic lava. Ecological studies of anchialine ponds frequently identify regionally rare and sometimes endemic species living in them. In Hawai‘i, the pools are home to mostly the ‘ōpae‘ula (Hawaiian shrimp, Halocaridina rubra). To learn more show up next Thursday!   

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theater at the Hanauma Bay Education Center.  Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m.  We hope to see you on Thursday evening!  These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.

16 January 2014 ~ Comments Off

[Hanaumabaycleanups] Reminder: Hanauma Bay Clean-Up on Sunday January 19th, 2014

Aloha All:

Just a reminder that our next clean-up will be this Sunday, January 19th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bay. We will supply bags, gloves and cold drinks. Be prepared to pay the $1 parking fee when you arrive, but keep the receipt as we will validate for reimbursement. For residents who plan to use the beach afterwards, please remember to bring proof of residency to avoid admission fees.

The volunteer check-in table will be located on the grass to the left of the main entry terrace (behind the concession stand).

Please let us know if you have any other questions about the event. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing the usual group of enthusiastic volunteers.

The Friends of Hanauma Bay

03 January 2014 ~ Comments Off

January Clean-Up on Sun. Jan-19th, 2014

Aloha All:

Our next clean-up will be on Sunday, January 19th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bay. This is a solo, FOHB post-holiday clean-up so we can start the year with the Bay in pristine shape!

As usual, we will supply bags, gloves and cold drinks – just need you to supply the people power.

Be prepared to pay the $1 parking fee when you arrive, but keep the receipt as we will validate them for reimbursement at the volunteer check-in table. For residents who plan to use the beach afterwards, please remember to bring proof of residency to avoid admission fees.

Note:  As with the September clean-up, the volunteer check-in table will be located on the grass to the left of the main entry terrace (behind the concession stand).

No RSVP necessary unless you plan to bring a group with more than 10 volunteers – if so, please let us know ahead so we can prepare a separate sign-in sheet for your group as this will speed up the sign in process.

Please let us know if you have any other questions about the event.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing the usual group of enthusiastic volunteers at the event.

In the meantime, Happy Holidays and Merry New Year to all!

The Friends of Hanauma Bay

14 September 2013 ~ Comments Off

Hanauma Bay Clean-Up on Saturday September 21st, 2013

Aloha All:

Our next clean-up will be on Saturday, September 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bay. This clean-up coincides with the annual International Coastal Clean-Up, a.k.a. Get the Drift and Bag It! Volunteers will record the type and amount of trash collected during the clean-up, and results will be submitted to the Ocean Conservancy for inclusion in their annual report. As usual, we will supply bags, gloves and cold drinks – just need you to supply the people power. 

Be prepared to pay the $1 parking fee when you arrive, but keep the receipt as we will validate them for reimbursement at the volunteer check-in table. Important change: the volunteer check-in table will now be located on the grass to the left of the previous location (now behind the concession stand). For residents who plan to use the beach afterwards, please remember to bring proof of residency to avoid admission fees.

No RSVP necessary unless you plan to bring a group with more than 10 volunteers – please let us know ahead so we can prepare a separate sign in sheet for your group as this will speed up the sign in process. Please let us know if you have any other questions about the event.

Thank you,

The Friends of Hanauma Bay