Woke up to catch sunrise and do a 'lazy' trash patrol on a secluded stretch of coastline on the North Shore.
Found a monster ghost net, and that 'laid back, easy morning' turned into quite the work day...and quick!
Hauled this monster out over a mile so it wouldn't wash back out and risk entangling monk seals, whales, sea turtles, or damage the reef.
And in a moment of what sure felt like instant karma, saw whales surfacing just a few hundred yards offshore, blasting out their blowholes and putting on quite the show! Pretty sure they were saying hi and thanks...!
"I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do."
Do what you can every day to make a difference and you won't ever go to sleep wondering what the day was for.
Finally got out of self isolation during the Coronavirus lockdown for a quick beach cleanup on Oahu's most remote coastline. Felt so good to get some sun, some exercise, and to do a good deed while abiding by the necessary mandates. We stayed on the move and saw virtually no one the whole day.
As a bonus, I was able to rig up a good system by cutting up some ghost net lines to tie off and haul out some serios poundage over 2 miles back to the parking lot.
If trying to get some exercise by walking the beach you might as well take a bucket or bag with you and do a cleanup along the way.
Hope everyone is staying safe and making good decisions!
With one day left til shelter-in-place takes effect, we got out to do a small group beach cleanup.
We know this was 'pushing it' but these are dear friends we are already in close contact with and just had to get some Vitamin D and do some good along the way! Hope everyone is staying safe and staying positive.
Malama aina and Aloha.
Incredible beach cleanup today with a world class crew!!!
Cleaned three different beaches on Windward Oahu and enjoyed a truly beautiful and inspiring esprit de corps the whole day!
Easily over a thousand pounds of plastic and ghost nets removed from the beaches. Great work gang!!!
Amazing morning spent with students from BOTH Koko Head Elementary and University of Hawaii's Business Society cleaning the beach in Waimanalo!
The kids had such great questions and showed a real passion to learn, volunteer, amd make a difference.
Mahalo for all the hard work and special thanks to Eric Bartley and Kalei Ehlers from Hawaii Ocean Ambassadors for the help in leading and organizing!
If you are a teacher or youth group leader and are interested in joining Hawaii Ocean Ambassadors for a beach cleanup on Oahu, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
When great friends are on island you just gotta paddle out and scale Chinaman's Hat..even in high winds and heavy rains!
...And finish with a beach cleanup to show gratitude for this amazing place and such a wonderful time!
Such an amazing morning spent leading a beach cleanup for 3rd-5th graders from Koko Head Elementary School with Kalei and Hawaii Ocean Ambassadors!
The students have been learning about plastic pollution in the ocean, and today it was time to get them out in the field! And let me tell you, these keiki totally blew us away with their energy, curiosity, and hard work!
Really gives one hope for the future of humanity to see how great this next generation is going to be.
A nice low key Sunday beach cleanup on the North Shore of Oahu.
Plastic straws, eel traps, nets and ropes, compacted trash from ships, and oyster spacers were in abundance. We also found an almost shocking amount of styrofoam.
We have to start doing better at limiting our consumption of single use plastics and styrofoam. Immediately, if not sooner.
Nothing like meetings on the North Shore on Fridays that let you steal a few hours away to clean the beaches!
And now...it's back to actual work! Happy Aloha Friday everyone!