Description of Event
Join us for a volunteer workday at Maunalua Bay! We will help restore the marine environment by removing invasive algae from the nearshore waters, as part of an effort to continue the work of the Great Huki. From 2009-2011, a team of dedicated volunteers and staff removed 3 million pounds of invasive limu from 26 acres. Today, we continue this effort through volunteer workdays with schools and community groups.
Details: Please meet at Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park (100 Bay Street) at 9am. The event will run for approximately 3 hours. There is parking found along Summer Street. Check in with the Community Huki Leaders (CHLs). They will hand out water shoes, gloves, and onion bags to remove the algae. Please ensure that all everyone has water to stay hydrated in the sun, clothing that can get wet (rashguards, t-shirts board shorts, towels, etc. We recommend using the restrooms at Kuliʻouʻou Beach park as there are none at the worksite. Once all of the Huki supplies are handed out, the CHLs will give an introduction about Mālama Maunalua, the history of Maunalua Bay, and the types of invasive alien algae. The CHLs will walk everyone along the shoreline to the Paikō Restoration Area. This is approximately a 10-15 minute walk. The remainder of the time will be spent removing algae from the bay. The group will then walk back to Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park by noon to rinse off.
See you out there, rain or shine!