Nothing quite as satisfying as a sunrise beach clean up at Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii!
And love this gentle reminder a local resident hung up on their fence near the beach! Take heed folks!!!
Another ghost net we got off the beach ta few weeks back in Waimanalo. Tons of marine debris is washing up and with reports of another Humpback Whale entangled by a net on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in the Molokai Channel, there is no time like the present to get out there and lend a hand.
When we arrived today Sunday Hussey from www.808cleanups.org had already cut the whole net up...by herself!...but we were there in time to help her drag it out to the parking lot for pick up.
Get out there and lend a hand a do your part today and everyday!
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!!!
Beach cleanin with my Leslie Alpert, Kass, and Golden Boy Wrigley today in Waimanalo!
The strong winds are littering Nalo with ocean plastic at a rate I'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.
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!!!
Quick beach cleanup in Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii with three Towson High School graduates - Evan Hunt, Al Smith, and Zack Merrick this afternoon!
From Baltimore to Hawaii and all points in between and still doing good!
A great underwater reef cleanup today with the 808Cleanups Crew (www.808cleanups.org) crew at the Makai Research Pier in Waimanalo!
Found fishing line, lead weights, and even swam back to shore a cinder block, taking turns with Zack and Ken to keep from having to set it down on the fragile reef. At the end Michael from 808cleanups hooked us up with new dive and ghost net knives using an ingenious system and a ring to cut away fishing line.
Great effort and what a great organization. Can't wait to join them for another reef clean up soon!
Took Wrigley the Golden Good Boy down to Waimanalo today and did a beach cleanup.
Wrigley was fascinated by these efforts and helped out by picking up a few pieces of plastic in his mouth and proudly carrying them over to us! ...Such a good boy!
Wrigley says, 'Be like me, and get it done!'