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

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 ~ Comments Off on Thursday September 5, Public Outreach Series

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

09 June 2013 ~ Comments Off on Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening June 13 – Reducing Bycatch in the U.S. Tuna Industry by Dave Itano

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening June 13 – Reducing Bycatch in the U.S. Tuna Industry by Dave Itano

Just a reminder! On Thursday evening June 13th, 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 June 13,

Reducing Bycatch in the U.S. Tuna Industry

Dave Itano, Recreational Fisheries Specialist, NOAA/NMFS – Pacific Islands Regional Office

Dave Itano will discuss some of his work that took place onboard the Cape Finisterre last year in the western and central Pacific Ocean, where he was serving as the principal investigator on a bycatch project. Information and data collected may someday prove useful for avoiding areas of high bycatch or small sized tuna. To learn more attend the evening program 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.

06 May 2013 ~ Comments Off on Thursday May 9 Listening to a Superstorm: Lessons of Hurricane Sandy for Coastal Cities and Managers

Thursday May 9 Listening to a Superstorm: Lessons of Hurricane Sandy for Coastal Cities and Managers

On Thursday evening May 9th, 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.

Listening to a Superstorm: Lessons of Hurricane Sandy for Coastal Cities and Managers

Graduate Students in the UHM Ocean Policy Certificate Program

Students in the UHM Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate Program will discuss the impacts of the November 2012 storm on the coasts of New York and New Jersey and the policy responses of their governmental leaders.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

09 April 2013 ~ Comments Off on Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening April 11 – Meeting the Energy Needs of Hawai`i Residents by Peter Rosegg

Hanauma Bay Thursday Evening April 11 – Meeting the Energy Needs of Hawai`i Residents by Peter Rosegg

Just a reminder! On Thursday evening April 11th, 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. The month will focus on living sustainably in recognition of Earth Day. We have identified four main focus areas that include: water, energy, food security, and waste. We will focus a Thursday evening program during this month on each of these topics.

Thursday April 11,

Meeting the Energy Needs of Hawai‘i Residents

Peter Rosegg, Corporate Communications, Hawaiian Electric Company

Mr. Rosegg will discuss initiatives the Hawaiian Electric Company has initiated to meet the growing energy demands of an increasing population.

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

23 February 2013 ~ Comments Off on HB Thurs 2/28: Translocation as a Tool for Conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal (Tracy Wurth)

HB Thurs 2/28: Translocation as a Tool for Conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal (Tracy Wurth)

Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,

On Thursday evening February 28th, 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 February 28,

Translocation as a Tool for Conservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Tracy Wurth, Biologist, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center – Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

The deteriorating demographic status of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal has motivated renewed and expanded proposals for conservation action, including translocation of seals to improve survival. Over the past three decades, numerous monk seal translocations have been conducted with a variety of objectives, including mitigating shark predation and conspecific male aggression, reducing human–seal interactions, and taking advantage of favorable foraging habitats to improve survival. To learn more simply show up on Thursday evening!

As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theatre 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.

(From Shawn Carrier, Outreach Education Specialist, UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program)

13 February 2013 ~ Comments Off on HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT FOCUS: Meet Jean Carr, The Volunteer

HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT FOCUS: Meet Jean Carr, The Volunteer

Meet Jean Carr, The Volunteer:

A great deal of high level environmental protection activity and service to patrons occurs at Hanauma Bay that wouldn’t be possible without a cadre of dedicated volunteers.  A recent article in the online newspaper Honolulu Civil Beat featured one such volunteer, Jean Carr, who has been a docent with Sea Grant’s Hanauma Bay Education Program since 1990.  Jean also volunteers at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Click HERE to learn more about this fascinating person, what drives her to dedicate her time to serving others, and how she has gain life-long benefits from the experience.