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Surfrider Hosts Beach Cleanup, General Membership Meeting

August 15, 2014, 1:21 PM HST
* Updated August 15, 1:42 PM
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Surfrider Foundation, Maui General Information meeting flyer.

Surfrider Foundation, Maui General Information meeting flyer.

By Maui Now Staff

The Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter hosts several events over the next few weeks including a monthly beach cleanup and its general membership meeting.

The beach cleanup for August is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Sugar Beach in South Maui.

Individuals interested in volunteering should meet near the canoe clubs and look for the organization banner at the east end of the beach.

Volunteers should bring sun protection and a water bottle. Event organizers will provide gloves, bags, water and food.

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The organization’s general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Kīhei.

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Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet the board and find out how to be a part of the group’s efforts to defend the ocean.

The Surfrider Foundation will also be involved in the construction of a rain garden project next month at the surf spot known as S-Turns in Kahana.

The project to build the rain garden in partnership with West Maui Kumuwai, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Individuals interested in volunteering for the “Ocean Friendly Gardens” program should email: [email protected].

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Another activity planned in September is participation in Trilogy’s Blue Aina Campaign in which volunteers will dive local reefs to pull detritus, fishing line, and trash off the reef.

The activity runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Lahaina Harbor, with donations from the day being gifted in part to the Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter. Reservations should be made directly through Trilogy.

The beach cleanup for September is scheduled to take place on the third Saturday of the month, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, at Kamehameha Iki Beach Park in Lahaina.

Individuals interested in volunteering should bring sun protection and a water bottle. Event organizers will provide gloves, bags, water and food courtesy of Pacific ‘O.

Future beach cleanups are scheduled throughout the year, with a complete schedule available on the Surfrider Foundation website.

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