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Hawaii Wildlife Fund engages in to help protect our native wildlife.
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OCEAN AID COALITION


Members of the Ocean Aid Coalition take the stage to kick off the first "Ocean Aid" concert held on Oahu on April 30 to benefit ocean preservation.
   The effort was spearheaded by big wave surfer Campbell Ferrell. Organizers included Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Love the Sea and Sea Cleaners. We hope this first concert will become an annual event for the oceans. Say tuned for news on next year's venue!




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DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

As we grow Ocean Aid, we need greater diversity, more than marine biologists trying to solve the problem. We need people to take the challenge personally to change their way of life.

By Hannah Bernard, HWF Executive Director

The stars seem to be lining up for our Hawaii Wildlife Fund team, because good things keep happening.

   After appearing on HBO Vice News in an episode exploring the threat of plastics in the ocean, HWF's Megan Lamson was interviewed by the Huffington Post the following week, keeping HWF in the spotlight to bring the story of HWF's Marine Debris efforts to a larger audience.

  On April 30, the first Ocean Aid festival raised awareness of the problem of plastics in our environment, especially of plastics in our ocean, by engaging the 4,000 people who attended the event. Ocean Aid is a festival, but it's also a coalition of like-minded people that has united two important groups those already working to solve the biggest threat to the ocean and those who have just begun.

   People like us have been working on marine debris for 20 years, but now awareness is going viral as more and more people are learning how everything we do is intrinsically related to the problem of plastics in the ocean.

   As we grow Ocean Aid, we need greater diversity, more than marine biologists trying to solve the problem. We need people to take the challenge personally to change their way of life. Trillions of pieces of plastic are out there and they're coming ashore. It has become a problem that the next generation will be saddled with. On the island of Maui, we need volunteers to help with our Maui Marine Debris Removal Project.

   Turtle nesting season is coming and we're looking for nest watching volunteers to help with our nightly Hawksbill Sea Turtle Recovery Project.

Hawskbill turtle hatchling - photo by Carrie RobertsonA hui hou!

♥ Hannah


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