Blue'Aina Lana'i Cleanup with Wailea Community Assoc. and Cheeseburger Grille

Blue'Aina Lana'i Cleanup with Wailea Community Assoc. and Cheeseburger Grille

The overcast and rainy weather did not dissuade 50 volunteers from boarding TRILOGY I and heading out across the channel to Manele Bay. On the journey over to Lana’i, we were lucky to encounter a pod of spinner dolphins. 

Waiehu Beach Clean-Up

Waiehu Beach Clean-Up

Waiehu Beach is known as one of the dirtiest beaches on Maui. Due to the direction it faces, trash continuously washes up on shore. Especially micro plastics. Micro plastics are generally the size of a penny or smaller. Our volunteers managed to get 5 bags full of trash raining in size from micro plastic to large fishing nets which had to be cut free. 

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort and Villas Steps Up to Clean Olowalu.

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort and Villas Steps Up to Clean Olowalu.

About halfway to Olowalu Captain Jason spotted a floating piece of plastic. Practicing our man overboard drills, we effortlessly retrieved the plastic, which turned out to be a large diet Pepsi bottle. Another win for Blue’Aina. 

MECO Donates 1,000 Trees to Maui Nui Botanical and Cleans Mala Wharf

MECO Donates 1,000 Trees to Maui Nui Botanical and Cleans Mala Wharf

Though some may not think of Mala Wharf as the most exciting place to snorkel much less conduct a cleanup, it should not be overlooked.  The once bustling pier was destroyed by hurricane Iniki, leaving a dock that today serves as an artificial reef. Turtles, reef sharks, tropical fish and more flourish at the site, making it and important location to maintain.

Blue’Aina Cleans Mala Wharf with Sponsor Skyline Eco Adventures for Pacific Cancer Foundation

The March event was special for several reasons, but two highlights stood out: We welcomed aboard a large portion of new participants and as an added treat, we were honored to host the film crew from Xploration Awesome Planet as they chose to highlight Trilogy’s Conservation efforts in one of their upcoming Fall episodes.

Blue'Aina Hosts Lahaina Harbor Clean Up, with Sponsors Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel and Sea Horse Restaurant Benefiting Charity Walk

Lahaina harbor attracts thousands of people on a daily basis; some who do not share the same values for the ‘aina (land). Malama ‘Aina, is a deep rooted Hawaiian value which means to care for and nurture the land so it may provide for us and future generations.

Blue ‘Aina Reef Clean up 12/6/15- Sponsored by Wailea Resort Association, Trilogy Excursions, Benefitting American Reef Coalition

Blue ‘Aina Reef Clean up 12/6/15- Sponsored by Wailea Resort Association, Trilogy Excursions, Benefitting American Reef Coalition

Our last Blue’Aina reef cleanup of the year was a special event- it was our one Lana’i cleanup of the year and it was a full day of snorkeling, trash pick up and sailing! 

November Blue'Aina Event Cleans Reef and Raises $1000 for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

November Blue'Aina Event Cleans Reef and Raises $1000 for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

It was a busy morning on November 1st in Lahaina. We had 45 energetic and motivated volunteers passionate about ocean and island conservation, and ready for a day of fun out on the water, even after celebrating a fun Lahaina Halloween the night before!

Blue ‘Aina Reef Cleanup 10/18/15- Sponsored by Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill, Benefitting Nā ʻAikane o Maui

Blue ‘Aina Reef Cleanup 10/18/15- Sponsored by Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill, Benefitting Nā ʻAikane o Maui

Our second October Blue’Aina reef cleanup was unique- we met our volunteers at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel and boarded Trilogy Elua directly on the beach, after volunteers checked in and did their kokua of quickly cleaning the beach of debris.

Trilogy’s Blue’Aina Campaign Cleans and Surveys the Reef and Donates $1000 to the Malama Kai Foundation

Trilogy’s Blue’Aina Campaign Cleans and Surveys the Reef and Donates $1000 to the Malama Kai Foundation

Though rain threatened in the morning, Trilogy’s Blue ‘Aina Campaign’s October 4th reef clean up managed to find a sunny window of time to malama our reefs. New volunteers and regulars alike joined us on Sunday morning in Lahaina Harbor, ready to dedicate their morning to cleaning a Maui nearshore reef of marine debris. 

Maui Brewing Company and Trilogy Excursions’ Blue’Aina Event Raise Money for Maui’s Mooring System and Clean the Reef of Marine Debris

Maui Brewing Company and Trilogy Excursions’ Blue’Aina Event Raise Money for Maui’s Mooring System and Clean the Reef of Marine Debris

Marine debris is a problem that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Fortunately, there are people that are willing to do something about it. As a part of International Coastal Cleanup, the Blue ‘Aina Campaign hosted an underwater reef clean up at Mala Wharf on Sunday, September 20th, with 60 volunteers.

Trilogy's Blue ‘Aina Reef Clean Up 8/16/15- Sponsored by Hawaiian Paddle Sports, Hard Rock Café Maui, Benefits Surfrider Foundation and Pacific Cancer Foundation

Trilogy's Blue ‘Aina Reef Clean Up 8/16/15- Sponsored by Hawaiian Paddle Sports, Hard Rock Café Maui, Benefits Surfrider Foundation and Pacific Cancer Foundation

Despite worries about another Pacific tropical storm, Trilogy’s Blue ‘Aina Campaign’s August reef clean up happened on a calm, beautiful day. New volunteers and regulars alike joined us on Sunday morning in Lahaina Harbor, ready to dedicate their morning to cleaning a Maui nearshore reef of marine debris. 

Blue ‘Aina and Chrysalis Events Hawai’i Clean the Reef and Raise $1000 for Hawai’i Ecotourism Association

Blue ‘Aina and Chrysalis Events Hawai’i Clean the Reef and Raise $1000 for Hawai’i Ecotourism Association

After the hot, muggy summer days we’ve been experiencing on Maui thanks to Tropical Depression Ela, it felt great to be out on the water last Sunday, July 12th, for our monthly Blue’ Aina Reef Clean up snorkel and sail. 

Blue ‘Aina Celebrates World Oceans Day with a Reef Clean up and teams up with Maui Hotel & Lodging Association to Raise $1000 for West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership

Blue ‘Aina Celebrates World Oceans Day with a Reef Clean up and teams up with Maui Hotel & Lodging Association to Raise $1000 for West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership

What better way to celebrate World Oceans Day than join our Blue ‘Aina campaign for a day on the water, snorkeling and cleaning up the big blue?