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How Clean is Water at Your Favorite S Maui Beach?

June 7, 2019, 12:55 PM HST
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The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council hosts a free presentation “How clean is the ocean water at your favorite South Maui beach?”

The presentation takes place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary at 726 South Kīhei Road in Kīhei.

The public is invited to learn results from the MNMRC’s unique community-based ocean water quality monitoring program in South Maui.

The talk will feature data collected at 20 South Maui sites (from ‘Āhihi-Kīnau in Mākena to Haycraft Park in Mā‘alaea) by the community-based ocean water quality monitoring program Hui O Ka Wai Ola.

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“Sharing what we have observed in our first full year of data gathering in South Maui is a big milestone for our unique community-based program,” said James Strickland III, project manager. “We’ve learned some surprising things about our coastal water quality in South Maui, which we are looking forward to sharing with everyone at our presentation.”

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The free presentation will also include information about why clean ocean water is so important to the future of Maui’s coral reefs.

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The Hui O Ka Wai Ola program is co-managed by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, The Nature Conservancy and West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative, working in cooperation with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Health Clean Water Branch.

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