What better way to celebrate earth day then to spend the day cleaning the earth! The morning started on Kaanapali beach as friends and volunteers gathered to clean the beach of cigarette butts, plastic bottles and any other tourist trash that could be found. After beach cleaning all the way up to black rock, the volunteers and sponsors gathered together and loaded onto Trilogy Elua. After a quick safety briefing from captain Caleb, we set off to snorkel and clean the cliffhouse reef.
After arriving at cliffhouse and securely mooring the Elua, the volunteers decided to divide and conquer, one group for the land and the other for the water. With mesh bags and scissors they set off to collect any garbage they could find. While the group snorkeled and searched for trash, Lealani's prepared the lunch that they donated to the cause! An Incredible salad with Kula greens and rainbow carrots and wraps.
During lunch, the volunteers found a spot to sit and learn more about The Fairmont Kea Lani and The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. Jaisy, from the Fairmont, shared with us about the fairmont's commitment to the environment and ecosystem. She shared the Fairmont's vision to "embraces environmentally sustainable business practices and continues to seek new ways to proactively green our operations" To learn more about the Fairmont and their commitment to the environment, click here.
Hannah from the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project shared about her love and passion for the project. The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project is driven by science and dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native forest ecosystems. It was Formed in 1997, with the mission to develop and implement techniques that recover Maui's endangered birds and to restore their habitats through research, development, and application of conservation techniques. To get involved and learn more about this important cause, click here.
Mahalo to a new member of our Blue'Aina team! Kelly joined us and spent the day at the University Of Hawai'i Maui at our Blue'Aina booth.