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Save the Reef Orientation For Volunteers in Puako (Nov. 15)

Puako sits on a rich coral reef fishery at the edge of a kiawe forest on ancient lava flows, and is home to many diverse coral reefs and associated species. The surrounding coral reef of Puako is regarded by many as one of the Kohala Coast’s premier snorkel spots and a very popular site for visitors, so it must be managed with care. This can be done via state and federally enforced regulations, as well as increasing the awareness of those people enjoying the marine resources of the area.

Puako Coast

Puako’s Pristine Coastline

Orientation for New Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help save our reefs by educating visitors, swimmers, snorkelers, and divers on how to protect the delicate corals at these beaches and beyond. Healthy reefs are essential to the vitality and abundance of our marine life.

Puako Makai Watch and ReefTeach and are enlisting new volunteers for Waialea Bay (Beach 69) and Paniau Beach in Puako and will hold an orientation for volunteers this Friday, Nov. 15, at 6:00 PM at Hokuloa Church, 1600 Puako Beach Drive.

Beach 69

Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

Volunteers set their own schedules and spend time at the beach, so if you love Puako’s abundant tide pools, great beach combing, magnificent sunsets, sea turtles, and some of the island’s best scuba diving, snorkeling, and favorite surf spots then perhaps you want to become a reef volunteer!

For more information, please contact:

Adopt-a-Day

Businesses and schools may contact Punihaole or Clarke for information on how to Adopt-a-Day for their team at Paniau or Waialea Bay.

ReefTeach is a volunteer program of the Kahaluu Bay Education Center and The Kohala Center. The Puako Makai Watch program is organized by the community with assistance from the Department of Lands and Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy.

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Ro Scarbrough

November 13, 2013

Thanks for helping everyone be aware of our ocean environment. Very worthy activity!

Ro Scarbrough

November 13, 2013

Thanks for helping everyone be aware of our ocean environment. Very worthy activity!

Kristal Butcher

November 14, 2013

Nice article Brooke. I love to be involved in keeping our reef and beaches pristine!

Kristal Butcher

November 14, 2013

Nice article Brooke. I love to be involved in keeping our reef and beaches pristine!

Brooke Derby, R(S)

November 15, 2013

@Kris-Thank you! Me too! We have to take care of the Aina!

@Ro-It is a very worthy activity and much needed to keep our coast beautiful, clean and pristine!

Thanks for reading, ladies! Have a fabulous weekend! ALOHA!

Brooke Derby, R(S)

November 15, 2013

@Kris-Thank you! Me too! We have to take care of the Aina!

@Ro-It is a very worthy activity and much needed to keep our coast beautiful, clean and pristine!

Thanks for reading, ladies! Have a fabulous weekend! ALOHA!

Brooke Derby, R(S)

November 15, 2013

p.s @Kris & @Ro you need to change your avatar to a headshot of yourselves!

Brooke Derby, R(S)

November 15, 2013

p.s @Kris & @Ro you need to change your avatar to a headshot of yourselves!

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