International Cleanup Day at Lahaina Harbor

September 21, 2019

PWF is partnering with LahainaTown Action Committee for the 15th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up at its Lahaina Harbor cleanup site. Meet at Kamehameha Iki park at 8am before proceeding to the harbor. Lunch will be provided by Pacific’O. Closed-toed shoes and sun protection advised.

International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) is an annual occasion in which communities in over 100 countries come together to remove debris from their local coastal environments. Most of this debris is plastic. Pacific Whale Foundation research shows that 70-90% of debris found on and around Maui is composed of plastic, which has disastrous impacts for all marine life, from coral and the small organisms that constitute plankton to some of the largest mammals on Earth.

This year, Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) staff and volunteers will be stationed at a range of coastal areas throughout the island. We invite residents and visitors of Maui to join in removing harmful debris from the marine environment and to reduce the amount of litter that reaches the beach in the first place by rethinking daily habits through our new RETHINK campaign. It is our conviction that this two-pronged approach is key to one day successfully ridding the ocean of plastic waste. 

To volunteer for these ICCD activities, pre-register at pacificwhale.org/volunteer. Click the first link on the page, then choose your cleanup after you receive our confirmation email. 

 

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