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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.

14 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

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

 

30 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Thursday September 5, Public Outreach Series

Just a reminder! On Thursday evening September 5th, 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 September 5,

If They Could, Why Corals Would Care About Such Things as High Curbs, Pigs, Flood Plains, Car-washing, Housing Projects, Ships and Even National Defense

Dr. Danielle Jayewardine, Coral Reef Ecologist, NOAA Fisheries, PIRO Habitat Conservation Division

Dr. Jayewardine will discuss how our actions on land affect our near-shore coral reef ecosystems. To find out what you can do to help protect Hawai‘i’s vibrant coral reef ecosystems, simply show up to the next Thursday evening program.

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