Achievements 2011

The work of B.E.A.C.H. and Co-Founders, Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki was recognized and honoured by Councilman Stanley Chang and the City and County of Honolulu at a ceremony on Wednesday 26th January, 2011 at Honolulu Hale.

Sundance Film Festival

Brita Filter For Good Film Project winner, January 2011:
"Plastic Tide"
Short film about the problem of marine debris in Hawai`i interviewing B.E.A.C.H. co-founder Suzanne Frazer at Kahuku Beach.

Marine debris removed from Kahuku beach
Volunteers removed more than 1200 pounds of rope, net and plastic from the Kahuku coastline from 7th - 10th March, 2011.

Photo: © Suzanne Frazer

Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project

Students from schools on O`ahu in grades 2–12 took part in the 2011 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. Students artwork were displayed at various venues including the Hawai`i State Capitol, 18th March - 28th April 2011 (click here for more information) and East O`ahu public libraries - Aina Haina Public Library, Hawai`i Kai Public Library and Kaimuki Public Library (click here for more information)


"Preventing and Reducing Marine Debris on Kahuku's Beaches - You Can Make a Difference"
presented by Suzanne Frazer

Tuesday 19th April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kahuku Public Library
click here for more information

“Plastic: Impacts on Your Health, Marine Life and the Environment”
presented by Suzanne Frazer

Saturday 23rd April, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Aina Haina Public Library
click here for more information

Photo: © Robert Shallenberger
Reusable Bamboo Utensil Sets
Help protect Hawai`i's sea birds by using reusable utensils instead of plastic ones.

B.E.A.C.H. Resuable Bamboo Utensil Sets are now available from B.E.A.C.H. and SoulTrex at Windward Mall. Available from Earth Day 2011.
Click here for more information.

Photo: © Suzanne Frazer
Marine debris removal, Kamilo Beach
On the 28th June and 3rd August, 2011 B.E.A.C.H. volunteers removed more than 700 pounds of marine debris from Kamilo Beach. Photo on the left shows some of the marine debris collected on 28th June.

Photo: © Tim Silverwood
Rope bundle removed from Kahuku coastline
A 42 foot bundle of rope weighing more than 1500 pounds was removed from the Kahuku shoreline on 2nd and 3rd July 2011 by Suzanne and Dean from B.E.A.C.H. and Tim Silverwood from the Australian organization, Take 3.

Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project display
Aina Haina Public Library Sat. 23rd July - to Fri. 5th August, 2011

Free and open to the public
5246 Kalanianaole Hwy. map, ph. 377-2456

Hours of operation:
1pm - 8pm Tues.
10am – 5pm Wed. to Sat.

closed Sun. and Mon.

Film: "Synthetic Sea Story"
Saturday 30th July, 2011
Aina Haina Public Library

"The Synthetic Sea Story" is a documentary by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation about their studies of plastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, Hawai`i and California and how plastic is impacting marine life.
(click here for more information)

Kahuku Beach Marine Debris Removal - October, 2011
B.E.A.C.H. volunteers removed marine debris from the Kahuku shoreline on Sunday 16th October and Saturday 29th October removing over 1000 pounds of plastic.

before clean-up 16th Oct. 2011
after clean-up 16th Oct. 2011
Thank you to Discover Hawai`i Tours for sponsoring both of these events through providing buses to transport volunteers.

Kahuku Beach Marine Debris Removal -
20th December, 2011

B.E.A.C.H. volunteers and Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team O`ahu (HMRSTO) volunteers teamed up to remove over 1500 pounds of marine debris from the Kahuku shoreline. Thank you to Matson Navigation for sponsoring this event and to HMSRTO for their support and assistance.

2011 Sponsors included: SoulTrex, Matson, Quiksilver, Hawaii Self Storage, Discover Hawai`i Tours, City Mill, Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team O`ahu


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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