Aloha! This HWF e-newsletter includes:

 - HWF celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8th

 - Moving forward with the Foam Free movement

 - Upcoming volunteer events and opportunities

 - HWF is hosting a youth trip in Micronesia this week

 - Turtle volunteers needed this summer on Maui!

**Please Save-the-Date for for our 20th Anniversary Party / Ho'olaulea in HILO on Saturday, October 15th**

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HWF celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8th

HWF’s Kallie Barnes and Megan Lamson shared a booth with Lindsey Kramer, Hawai‘i Island Coordinator of the Eyes of the Reef Network for the World Oceans Day event at Hāpuna State Beach Park in Kohala last week.  HWF was among a dozen different agencies and nonprofit partners including DLNR’s Hawaii State Parks, Ke Kai Ola, The Nature Conservancy and many more that came together to celebrate the theme of this year’s WOD event: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.  Events also took place on Maui at the Maui Ocean Center and on O‘ahu at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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Moving forward with the FOAM FREE movement on Hawai'i Island

Despite hearing hours of testimony in SUPPORT of Bill 140 from community members, nonprofit groups, scientists, restaurant owners, and more, the Hawai‘i County Council voted to kill the styrofoam reduction bill on Fri., June 3rd with a 4-4 tie vote.  In light of this disappointment, HWF strongly believes that we can move forward more organically by supporting the 100+ restaurants that already operate without foam on Hawai‘i Island.  We are also happy to hear discussion and support efforts to launch similar measures for Maui and Kaua‘i Counties in the near future.


Please know that you vote with every dollar that you spend.  Together, we can work at a grass-roots level to support the foam free local vendors and restaurants around us and educate the owners who continue to use foam products, we will slowly start to see the change that we seek.  Also, you can ALWAYS opt to Bring-Your-Own-To-Go-Ware products and eliminate extra waste to begin with.  Mahalo nui loa to all the individuals and groups who joined us in supporting this local effort to #holdthefoam.  For a current list of foam free restaurants or to add a name/vendor we may have missed, please contact us at

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Kallie Barnes, Lindsey Kramer, and Megan Lamson celebrate World Oceans Day together on June 8th!
HWF is hosting youth trip in Micronesia this week!  This week and next, HWF’s Exec. Director, Hannah Bernard, is teaming up with Bluecology and One People One Reef to bring a group of local high school and college students to Yap and Ulithi in Micronesia to participate in a service-learning project.  During this trip, participants will assist community leaders, local students and scientists to develop an action plan for youth leadership.  In addition, some of our science partners are leaving Micronesia early to present at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium that takes place in Honolulu next week (June 19th – 24th).
Turtle volunteers needed this summer on Maui!

Have some time to mālama our beloved hawksbills (honuʻea) and green sea turtles (honu) this summer??  We can use your help.  Please reach out to the following contacts for more info.  Many thanks!

Honu Watch:  Morning and weekend volunteers needed.  Please contact Jane for more info.

Dawn Patrol:  Help us search out and identify potential hawksbill nests!  For more info, please contact Rick.
Nest Watch:  Spend evenings monitoring for mama hawksbill activity around South Maui.  Please contact Amy.

HWF Hawaiʻi Island / Maui upcoming volunteer events

Sat., June 18th – Dive Cleanup at the Kailua Pier (Hawai‘i)  --- see event flier below --->


Sat., July 9th – Kamilo Point / Ka‘ū Community Coastal Cleanup event at Kamilo Point (Hawai‘i)

Fri., July 29th – Wai‘ōhinu Workday at Ho‘onoua Anchialine Pool Complex (Hawai‘i)



Sat., Sept 17th – Int’l Coastal Cleanup event at Ka‘ehu Beach (Maui)

Sat., Sept 24th – Int’l Coastal Cleanup event at Kamilo Point (Hawai‘i)                          

Sat., Oct 15th: HWF 20th anniversary party in Hilo (Hawai‘i)

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