Kokololio Beach Clean-up

Kokololio Beach Clean-up
An International Year of the Reef event
Sunday March 30, 2008

Removing plastic debris, rope and nets

Volunteers removed 20 cubic yards of marine debris (rope, derelict fishing nets, and all types of plastic) and driftwood from Kokololio Beach including the rocky end of the beach and the mouth of a stream on Sunday, 30th March, 2008. Thanks to all the families, individuals, and the Air Force Booster Club who helped in this clean-up effort as part of the Great American Clean-up.

Mahalo to Lindsay and Nick who captured the clean-up on video for Olelo television.

Thank you to our prize sponsors: Kale's Natural Foods (also donated bottled water), Ben & Jerry's, Papa Ole's Kitchen (also donated bottled water, sodas, a fruit tray, and pizza), and East O`ahu Physical Therapy.

Marine debris presentation

Participants picking up marine litter Volunteers using sand sifters
Cleaning the mouth of the stream Lindsay interviewing a participant and Nick with the camera
Volunteers signing the Keep America Beautiful banner

Papa Ole's Kitchen owner Cego receiving certificate of appreciation Pacific Air Force Booster Garrick receiving certificate of appreciation

Participant winning a Ben & Jerry's prize
20 cubic yards of debris

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.

Mahalo to the City and County of Honolulu, Nani O`Waianae and Papa Ole's Kitchen

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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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