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Nov 2016 - Students travel to Hawaii Wildlife Fund's marine debris restoration site.
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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HAWAII

Our Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach educators teach Hawaii's youth how to reduce our dependency on plastics and to join us in recovering what does wash up on our shores.
   Hawaii Wildlife Fund is also working to stop ocean pollution at its source. In 2016, we joined the efforts of Surfrider Foundation and others to ban polystyrene food containers (EPS or Styrofoam) on Maui and Hawaii Island.
   Please patronize these 131 food vendors and restaurants that have elected to use foam alternatives for their to-go containers.
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· Sea turtle nesting project (Maui)
· Marine debris recovery project (Maui & Hawaii)



DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

When Maui's marine tourism leader, Captain Roger Gildersleeve, passed away on January 20, Hawaii Wildlife Fund lost a long-time friend and partner.

By Hannah Bernard, Executive Director

For 20 years, Roger Gildersleeve helped expand HWF's marine naturalist program, working with Trilogy Excursions and his childhood friends the Coon brothers. Roger led the tour boat industry by starting the movement to ban fish feeding on tour boats, a change that has helped maintain a healthier ecosystem on Maui's reefs.

Since HWF's inception in 1996, we have worked closely with the visitor industry. Hundreds of marine naturalists trained through our educational programs have helped reduce potential impacts to the environment by enhancing the educational component aboard many of Maui's charter boats.

Roger holds a special place in Maui's alliance of ocean protectors. In 2002, he started working with Makena Boat Partners and brought HWF with him. Using Makena's tour boat Kai Kanani II as a platform, HWF naturalists have shared with generations of snorkelers ways they too can become stewards of the sea.

In this time of mourning, we join Roger’s friends and family in celebrating his life and his important work. Services for Roger will be held on Jan 26 at 4 pm in Kihei at Hope Community Chapel.

The ocean and HWF have lost a great friend in Roger, but his legacy lives on. At the request of Roger's family, the "Roger Gildersleeve Memorial Fund" has been established. Proceeds will go to HWF to continue Roger's efforts to ensure a healthier ocean for future generations.

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COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS OUTREACH
Hawai'i Wildlife Fund educators are excited to share our newest environmental education unit with middle school teachers and their classrooms.
   Since August, our two-part Hawaiian Coastal Ecosystems unit has reached over 180 middle school students (5th-7th grades) statewide. Students receive hands-on experience using scientific research techniques and participate in service-learning field trips.
   This program was made possible by a generous donation from the Massen Greene Foundation in memory of John DiFederico.

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