What's new with HWF?  This e-newsletter includes:

  • HWF 20th Anniversary Hoʻolauleʻa (10/15)
  • Int’l Coastal Cleanup events (Maui 9/17 & Hawai'i 9/24)
  • Foodland’s GIVE ALOHA Campaign (9/1 - 9/30)
  • HWF goes to Oʻahu for the 2016 #IUCNcongress
  • Hawksbill turtle nest updates on Maui, … and more!
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 *20th Anniversary Hoʻolauleʻa set for OCT 15th*

Hawai`i Wildlife Fund (HWF) turns twenty in 2016!  All year, HWF has been hosting events on Maui and Hawai‘i Island to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We will be celebrating this momentous occasion with a fun-filled celebratory event @ the NOAA Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in downtown Hilo on Saturday, October 15th from 6 - 9PM.

Please join us for the ho`olaule`a (celebration):
  * Live music by Adam Kay
  * Silent Auction with donations from local artists, restaurants, & tour operators
  * 20th anniversary special giveaways
  * Heavy pupus (from local caterers)
  * Beer, wine and kombucha tea (no-host bar**)

Tickets avail at
  * Early birds: $30/person OR two for $50
  * After 10/13 and at the door: $35/person

If you'd like more information or wish to make a donation to the silent auction, please contact Mahalo to our many volunteers & their `ohana. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone there on OCT 15th!

Buy Hoʻolauleʻa Tickets NOW!

**All IDs will be checked for alcohol purchases. Due to federal laws, this will be a CASHLESS event, so please bring your checkbook or visa/mastercard. Mahalo for understanding and taking part in the festivities!**

Sept. Int’l Coastal Cleanup events
Every year, community members from around the world (more than 190 countries!) come together in late September to coordinate an International Coastal Cleanup “ICC” event.  Here in Hawaiʻi that event is sometimes called “Get the Drift and Bag It!”.  HWF will be hosting two such events in honor of ICC this year, one on Sat., Sept. 17th at Hoʻokipa on Maui and one on Sat., Sept. 24th at Kamilo Point on Hawaiʻi Island.  Can’t make this event?  No worries.  You can also check with your local Surfrider Foundation Chapters, and on the Ocean Conservancy website to see where there are other cleanup events happening!

RSVP to HWF event
HWF is proud to announce that “Orion”- a proud mama Hawksbill sea turtle (honuʻea) - has now successfully laid five nests this season in South Maui. Even better news, the first two nests had a 99% success rate for the baby hatchlings (a new Maui record!)  and we are excited for nest #3 hatchlings arrivals in the coming weeks. The HWF Hawksbill Monitoring Project is funded, in-part, from a multi-year NOAA grant.  HWF is stoked on all the volunteer manpower (and wo-manpower) we have received during our past calls for dawn patrol and night watch monitoring volunteers.  

For more info about how YOU can volunteer for one of our Maui turtle projects, please contact ~ mahalo nui loa!
Foodland’s GIVE ALOHA Campaign
Give Aloha is an annual program through which Foodland directs its charitable giving to the organizations that are important to its customers.  Any donations that are made at Foodland and Sack N Save registers during the full month of SEPTEMBER will be partially matched by Foodland.   Planning to make a donation to HWF, … consider doing it this month and up-to-double your gift. 
Please use the following codes:
Hawai'i Island code: 78764
Maui code: 77187
However, please keep in mind that we will not receive a list of donors so if you would like an acknowledgment letter please save your receipt and contact us at  Mahalo!
HWF goes to Oʻahu for the 2016 #IUCNcongress - This past week, HWF’s executive director, Hannah Bernard, joined our Ulithi project partners for a week at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. They were able to join KUA for a 2-day pre-workshop that included this hands-on restoration project at Punaluʻu. In addition, HWF’s Hawaiʻi Island program director, Megan Lamson, was able to attend the workshop forums and observe the first day of the IUCN members’ assembly! We are most grateful that HWF was able to be represented and share with our new / old conservation partners from around the world.  In all, this was the largest attended IUCN congress to date with over 10,000 participants and over 160 member countries represented.  For more info, check out their website and search social media outlets for the #IUCNcongress hashtag.

Thurs., Sept 15th - Ka'ū Estuary restoration event at Kāwā (HAWAIʻI)
Sat., Sept 17th - ICC cleanup & adopt-a-highway cleanup event at Hoʻokipa (MAUI)
Sat., Sept 24th - ICC cleanup event at Kamilo Point (HAWAIʻI)
**Sat., Oct 15th - 20th anniversary ho'olaule'a (celebration) in Hilo!! Don't miss out! (HAWAIʻI)**

RSVP to HWF event
Buy Hoʻolauleʻa Tickets NOW!
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