WHAT: Please join us for a volunteer workday in Maunalua Bay! We will help restore the marine environment by removing invasive algae from the nearshore waters, as part of an effort to continue the work of the Great Huki. From 2009-2011, a team of dedicated volunteers and staff removed 3 million pounds of invasive limu from 27 acres. Today, this effort is continued through volunteer workdays with community groups.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24th, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE: Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park (100 Bay Street)

EVENT DETAILS: Please meet at Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park (100 Bay Street) at 9:00 am. The event will run for approximately 3 hours. Parking can be found along Summer Street. Upon arrival please check in with the Community Huki Leaders (CHLs). They will hand out water shoes, gloves, and bags to remove the algae. Once all of the supplies are distributed, the CHLs will briefly introduce Mālama Maunalua, the history of Maunalua Bay, and the types of invasive alien algae that will be removed that day. The CHLs will then walk everyone along the shoreline to the Paikō Restoration Area. This is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park. The remainder of the time will be spent removing algae from the bay. We will ensure that you are back at Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park to rinse off by 12:00 pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Recommend bringing water, sunscreen, clothes that can get wet such as rash guards and board shorts, towels, water shoes, hats, and a change of clothes.  Mālama Maunalua does provide water shoes and gloves, but in limited quantities and only in adult sizes (5-13 and S-XL).

WAIVER: We need every participant to fill out the online waiver at https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/568e9cb7c635a/web/ and parental consent must be given to all minors prior to the event.

RSVP: Email Kristi-Ann Lee klee@pareninc.com by Friday, December 29, 2023 to RSVP.  Please include your shirt size, cell phone number and if you have any dietary restrictions.

This event will be limited to the first 30 people that RSVP.  Lunch and a shirt will be provided.


For more information about Mālama Maunalua, please check out their website: https://www.malamamaunalua.org/