Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea MLCD

Weekend Updates

In this issue:

Marine Science Talk Story 3

Waimea Valley Earth Day Estuary Clean-Up

Shark's Cove - Apr 19, 2014

Marine Science Talk Story 3
Please join us for our Marine Science Talk Story 3 event happening this Saturday from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Sunset Beach Recreation Center.

Learn the current science about the Pūpūkea-Waimea Marine Life Conservation District, how to protect the marine ecosystems of the North Shore, and how to achieve our community vision of “more fish and healthy reefs.”

This event is open to the public and free. Light pupus and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Jenny Yagodich, Director of Educational Programs at jenny@pupukeawaimea.org or visit our website at www.pupukeawaimea.org.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Alan Friedlander
(UH Manoa)
“Global Perspective on Hawaii’s Marine Protected Areas”

Dr. Jack Kittinger
(Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, Science Advisor, Hawai‘i Fish Trust, Conservation International)
“FishFlow: Understanding Fish Catch, Food Security, Wellbeing”

Dr. Cynthia Hunter
(UH Manoa)
"Invasive Algae & Native Herbivores"

Kosta Stamoulis
(UH Manoa)
"Pupukea MLCD Fish Abundance Update”

Anne Rosinksi & Luna Kekoa
“Makai Watch, Marine Science Curriculum”

Manuel Mejia
(The Nature Conservancy)
"Conservation Action Planning & Community Managed Makai Areas"

Waimea Valley Earth Day Estuary Clean-Up
Join Waimea Valley for Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 as they spend the morning taking care of the estuary area from 9:00am - noon.

Kamananui Stream flows through the estuary and into Waimea bay, which is part of the Marine Life Conservation District. Everything that happens mauka affects makai so this is a great opportunity to help the environment!

If you are interested in volunteering, please meet at the Visitor's Center in Waimea Valley at 9:00am. This is for ages 7 and up.

To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, please bring the following with you:
Wear clothes that can get dirty
Wear closed-toe shoes
Bring a water bottle
Sun protection and mosquito repellant are recommended

Waimea staff will be providing gloves and necessary tools. Volunteers are encouraged to pack an eco-friendly lunch or purchase lunch on site. Volunteers will have access to the Valley following the clean-up.

For more information, please contact Athena or Laurent at (808) 638-7766

Photo: Leslie Ortiz