Feb 15, 2014
WAIKIKI AQUARIUM, UH BOTANY DEPARTMENT TO HOST PUBLIC WAIKIKI COASTAL RESTORATION EFFORT FEB. 15
The Waikiki Aquarium to host invasive algae clean up for residents and visitors. Join a decade-long effort to restore the reef behind the Waikiki Aquarium. Led by Dr. Celia Smith and her team at the University of Hawai‘i Botany Dept., volunteers will remove up to 1,500 pounds of invasive algae biomass that disrupts the ocean ecosystem in Waikiki’s reefs.
Volunteers will use snorkels and paddleboards to collect, transport and separate the native algae from the invasive algae.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
9 to 11 a.m.
Please meet behind the Waikiki Aquarium
2777 Kalakaua Avenue
Residents and visitors are encouraged to join the Waikiki Coastal Restoration effort. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, a towel, water and snorkel masks and gear. Starbucks and Diamond Bakery will provide coffee and snacks for volunteers. To participate, please call the volunteer office at (808) 440-9020 or visit www.waikikiaquarium.org for more information.
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