World Ocean Day 2008
an invasive algae and litter removal project

Kawaiku`i Beach Clean-up
An International Year of the Reef event
Sunday June 1, 2008
7:45am - 10:15am

Celebrate World Ocean Day at Kawaiku`i Beach on Sunday June 1, 2008 by joining in a beach clean-up organized by B.E.A.C.H. The purpose of the clean-up is to remove invasive algae and litter from the Maunalua Bay shoreline. Invasive algae smothers coral and native vegetation which is food for marine life.

Invasive algae on Kawaikui Beach

Invasive algae - Gracilaria Salicornia or commonly known as gorilla ogo
Registration is required.
To volunteer please register by Fri. 30th May
phone: 393 2168 (between 8am & 8pm)
Individuals and groups are welcome to join in.

What is provided
Bags and gloves. Water is being donated by Kale's Natural Foods.

What to bring
Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and wear sturdy shoes (tabis, reefwalkers or tennis shoes). If you have a rake or a bucket, these are very useful for the clean-up.

All participants will be required to complete a waiver form - parents need to sign the form for their children who are under 18 yrs. old.

Win Prizes
All volunteers will be entered into a prize drawing which will take place at the end of the clean-up. Ben & Jerry's, Kale's Natural Foods, Aloha Health and Wellness, and B.E.A.C.H. will be donating prizes.

From central Honolulu: Kawaiku`i Beach Park is below Hawai`i Loa Ridge and right before Pu`u`ikena Drive as you are head toward Hawai`i Kai on Kalanianaole Highway.

From Hawai`i Kai: Kawaiku`i Beach Park is the next beach park after Maunalua Bay Beach Park as you head toward central Honolulu on Kalanianaole Highway.

Participating groups: University of Phoenix Hawai`i campus, Air Force Booster Club,
Hawai`i Kai Boy Scouts Troop 101,

World Ocean Day is being celebrated with activities worldwide.  It is an opportunity to reflect on the ocean’s importance in our lives, to learn more about the ocean and to take time to do something good for our blue planet.  It’s up to each of us to help ensure that the ocean is protected and conserved for future generations through positive changes in our daily lives.

International Year of the Reef 2008 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and to motivate people to take action to protect them.

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Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey