Achievements 2010

Rope and net removal
volunteers Suzanne and Dean removed 50 feet of rope and net weighing 2833 pounds from Kahuku Beach over 5 days in December 2010. Removing this debris is important to ensure the safety of monk seals and green sea turtles that come ashore in this area. Thank you to Matson Navigation for their support in providing a container and transporting the debris to Schnitzer Steel where it wil be cut up for the Nets to Energy program.

Turtle Bay, Kahuku
13th November, 2010

organized a marine debris removal event with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team O`ahu to help save a newly born monk seal pup who frequently hauls up on a beach near Turtle bay and was at risk for getting entangled in marine debris.

Kahuku Beach Project

Volunteers removed marine debris from Kahuku Beach on the 5th and 6th September, 2010.

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i volunteeers removed marine debris from the Kahuku coastline on 25th July, 2010 and sorted the debris which was later sent to Sweden to be made into vacuum cleaners by Electrolux. Several vacuum cleaners were made from the 5 gyres around the planet in order to raise awareness of the problem of marine debris.

Kamilo Beach marine debris removal

4th July, 2010
co-founders Suzanne and Dean removed marine debris from Kamilo Beach. They were also filmed for a documentary about plastic pollution in the oceans.

Earth Day Fair, Keauhou Beach Resort, Kona

co-founder Suzanne gave 2 presentations on "Plastic: Impacts on Your Health, Marine Life and the Environment" at the Earth Day Fair at Keauhou Beach Resort on 24th April, 2010. B.E.A.C.H. also had an information tables with a display of marine from Kamilo Beach. Mahalo to Keauhou Beach Resort and Go! Airlines for sponsoring B.E.A.C.H.

Kamilo Beach marine debris removal

co-founders Suzanne and Dean removed marine debris from Kamilo Beach on 12th April, 2010. B.E.A.C.H. used the the marine debris as part of their educational presentations and it was displayed at Earth Day at Keauhou Beach Resort.

Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project
Students from schools on O`ahu in grades 3–12 took part in the 2010 Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project . Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.) volunteers visited classes giving educational presentations which were followed by the students creating paintings and drawings to help raise awareness of the impact of marine debris on marine life. The art pieces were displayed at 10 locations across O`ahu in celebration of Earth Month from April 1 - 30, 2010. Click here for more information on the project.

Student art to help raise marine awareness
Honolulu Advertiser, Monday 29th March, 2010

Kahuku Beach Project
6th March, 2010

Volunteers removed marine debris from Kahuku Beach on 6th March, 2010.

Plastics and Marine Debris presentation
Suzanne Frazer gave a free lecture on "Plastic: Impacts on Our Health, Marine Life and the Environment" to students at Brigham Young University on Thursday 25th February, 2010, from 11:00am - 12:00 noon.

Marine Debris Presentation
Suzanne Frazer of B.E.A.C.H. gave a free presentation, open to the public at the Hau`ula Community Park multi-use building on Tuesday 2nd February, 2010 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The presentation included information on marine debris, impacts on marine life and how to reduce the plastic load on the environment.

Kokololio Beach Clean-up
The community joined B.E.A.C.H. volunteers to remove marine debris from Kokololio Beach on Saturday 20th February, 2010. The event was from 2:30pm - 5:30pm. For more information, click here.

"Synthetic Sea Story" film showing
B.E.A.C.H. presented the documentary film "Synthetic Sea Story" at the Kahuku Library on Tuesday 26th January, 2010 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. This free event was open to the public. The film was produced by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation and includes information about their studies of plastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, Hawaii and California.  Dean Otsuki and Miki Tomita of B.E.A.C.H. led a discussion and answered questions after the film.

2010 Sponsors included: Keauhou Beach Resort, Matson, Quiksilver, Hawaii Self Storage, Go Airlines, Ecousable, To-Go Ware, Seastar, ING Direct Cafe, The Nature Conservancy, Pentate Creative


Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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