Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea MLCD

Weekend Updates

In this issue:

Ocean Awareness Training Field Project day

New Volunteer Orientation Training

Biological Monitoring Training - Module 1 repeat

A Special Mahalo to Skydive Hawaii

Shark's Cove - Mar 24, 2012

MPW would like to thank the following people who helped make our volunteer outreach at Shark's Cove another success. Mahalo to:
Shizue Kirisawa-Soule, Kimi Apiki, John Fleckles, Amy Schwab, Jim Parsons, Brett Barnard, Jim Peerson, Catherine Simpson, Bob Leinau, John Cutting, Drew Wheeler and Jenny Yagodich
Ocean Awareness Training Field Project day
MPW was once again proud to host another field project day for the latest students of the Ocean Awareness Training program.

The individuals who chose MPW as their field project began the day by participating in MPW's general volunteer orientation conducted by Education Director Jenny Yagodich and Observation/Compliance Coordinator Drew Wheeler (seen in photo).

After the orientation, volunteers participated in a basic biological monitoring survey of the tidepool area, using the identification sheets created for tidepool surveys by Jenny Yagodich with cooperation from Russell Amimoto of the Nature Conservancy.

While surveying the tide-pool, a fishing violation was observed, so the students got a chance to experience the violation reporting process as well.
Mahalo to OAT student and new volunteer, Kimi Apiki for a job well done in communicating the current "kapu" system to the fishers.

MPW wants to extend a big Mahalo to all that participated and we hope to see you again, helping to preserve Hawaii's marine resources.
Photo by Brett Barnard

New Volunteer Orientation Training
If you have signed up to be a volunteer, but have not yet participated in any MPW activities, then mark your calandars for Saturday April 7, 2012 at 10 a.m.

MPW will be hosting General Volunteer Orientation for all new volunteers.

Participants will receive a "New Volunteer" packet containing all the information and forms to become an MPW volunteer.

New volunteers will also take part in an orientation of MPW, focusing on the cultural history of the area, goals and activities of MPW.

Attendees will also learn of all the different ways that volunteers can help, including Outreach and Education, Biological Monitoring, and Observation and Compliance monitoring.

Biological Monitoring Training - Module 1 repeat
On Saturday April 7, 2012, following the Volunteer Orientation training, MPW will be conducting a make up training session for those volunteers who missed last months Biological Monitoring program, module 1 training session.

The Module 1 training will take place at "Surfer (the Bar)" at Turtle Bay resort, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a slide show presentation followed by an "On land" exercise in basic survey techniques and proper sizing of fish.


A Special Mahalo to Skydive Hawaii
Malama Pupukea Waimea wants to extent a special "Mahalo" to Frank Hinshaw of Skydive Hawaii.

Born on the islands, and a graduate of Kaimuki High School and University of Hawaii, Frank has been an north shore resident most of his life and started working with Skydive Hawaii in 1990.
Frank has graciously and repeatedly supported MPW with substantial donations that make it possible for MPW to continue it efforts of preserving the north shore marine life.

This photo shows MPW board members John Cutting and Bob Leinau presenting Frank with a special appreciation plaque.

Thank you Frank and all the rest at Skydive Hawaii for your generous support.
For more information about Skydive Hawaii, go to www.skydivehawaii.com