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Hawai'i Wildlife Fund e-Newsletter -
Hawai'i Island Edition (July 2017)




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Join Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) this summer!

This year, HWF and community volunteers have removed over 18 tons (36,791 lbs.) of marine debris from shores of Hawai‘i Island (29,812 lbs.) and Maui (6,975 lbs.) during 30 different cleanup activities. Want to lend a hand??

Please help support the cause:
1) VOLUNTEER at an upcoming coastal cleanup event (see below); 
2) Send your $UPPORT to sponsor a future cleanup (donate online); and 
3) Join the efforts to REDUCE our individual single-use plastics consumption during this “Plastic Free July(and by continuing to support local legislation to ban plastic bags, foam food containers, and plastic water bottles around the state!).


Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Joining the challenge is quite simple: just choose to refuse single-use plastic during July –you can choose to target specific items such as the Top 4 (bags, bottles, straws and coffee cups), choose to avoid all single-use plastic packaging, or choose to go completely plastic-free. You can also choose, 1 day, 1 week, the whole month of July or from now on.

​You’ll be joining over a million people world-wide from 130 countries in making a difference. Register here ... Get more information and resources on their website. Check under the "Toolkit" Tab for free posters you can share with friends and even with local businesses!

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 our Honuʻea Coordinator for more info at LukeS.HWF@gmail.comMahalo!
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This weekend, HWF teamed up with Big Island Divers, Kona Underwater Club, and Surfrider Foundation - Kona Kai Ea Chapter to coordinate a dive cleanup event at the Kailua Pier. Over 240 lbs. of debris (fishing gear, tires, hooks, broken glass) were removed off our reefs and shoreline! GREAT JOB TEAM :)

Upcoming HWF volunteer events (Hawaiʻi Island / Maui)

July: CALL OUT FOR TURTLE VOLUNTEERS (Maui)

Sat., July 2nd – Ka‘ehu beach cleanup with Sand Cloud and Shark Tank (Maui)

Sun., July 9th - Kamilo beach cleanup event and marine debris survey with Hawaii Outdoor Institute (Ka'ū) – No space avail, BYO-4wd with RSVPs okay

Sat., July 15th - 8th annual Manukā NAR cleanup event with Hawai‘i DLNR (South Kona) - Space limited, by RSVP only (seats avail 17)

Sun., July 23rd – Keaukaha collab. cleanup with Surfrider Foundation Hilo & Animal Balance (Hilo) 

Fri., July 28th – Kamilo workday with TNC and KUPU volunteers (Ka'ū) – Space limited, by RSVP only (seats avail 3)

Sat., July 29th – Ke Kehakai collab. pool and beach cleanup event with Hawai‘i State Parks, SlackHI & Soul Shape Yoga (North Kona) 

August: CALL OUT FOR TURTLE VOLUNTEERS (Maui)

Fri., Aug 18th - Keiki art cleanup event (Kamilo Point) - No space avail, BYO-4wd with RSVPs okay

Sun., Aug 27th - ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest is happening from 9AM - 4PM at the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center (Hilo) - Come join us for this FREE family friendly event!

Sun., Sept 24th – Ka'ū Community Cleanup event & Int’l Coastal Cleanup event at Kamilo Point (Ka'ū) - Space limited, by RSVP only (seats avail 13)

Oct 2017 – Kamilo artists cleanup event (date to be determined)

* For all of the above, please contact Megan at kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com for more info or to RSVP.  Seats are filled in the order we receive them!

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