Cant thank Marine Biologist Jen Davidson enough for inviting me to join her and fellow scientists on Coconut Island (aka 'Giligan's Island') today for an island cleanup. Such an honor to finally check out the island and to get a chance to do some good with the real pros!
We pulled several nets off the coastline and found sections of rusted out anchor chain, plastic debris, and some rusted out old beer cans with pop tops...all of which is now properly disposed of!
Several hundred pounds of debris were removed and already looking forward to another opportunity to join this great group of folks out on Giligan's Island!
Great job crew!!!
In honor of Zack's Birthday we decided to do an East Side sweep of Oahu's dirtiest beaches. We were able to remove a large amount of plastic from Kahana Bay and Pounders Beach.
Joining us on the day was newest Ambassador, Kalei, and Al's Mom who was in visiting from North Carolina.
Nothing like volunteering and doing good work to protect the environment as a way to celebrate your birthday - Way to go Zack!!!
Great underwater reef cleanup today with Leslie Alpert today in Waimanalo and got to do a brief sweep of the beach with Kalei and her visiting family!
Found an assortment of golf balls, plastic, rope and netting on the reef, and several heavy pieces of metal on the beach.
Al Smith, his Mom, Leslie, Kass, and Golden Boy Wrigley today in Waimanalo!
The strong winds are littering Nalo with ocean plastic at a rate we've almost never seen before.
Its an all-hands-on-deck situation this weekend!
Grab a few buckets and some buddies and get after it folks!
Al took his Mom out to Hana, Maui today and did a quick beach cleanup on the strikingly gorgeous black sand beach at Waianapanapa.
An amazing journey but so sad and frustrating to see plastic washing up on one of the most remote and beautiful beaches on Earth.
We can, and must, do better.
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Great quick beach cleanup in Waiamanalo with my friends, 'Cheese' the Dog and Kalei!
The water clarity today was nothing short of amazing and Cheese was swimming around on the hunt for marine debris pulling in mostly coconuts but also some rope!
Plenty of plastic washing up along with chunks of net and rope. We also found a rusted out bicycle frame. Just as a reminder, the beach is NOT the city dump!
The beach could use a second or third pass today...grab some buddies and some buckets and get moving folks!!!