Save A Life & Adopt-A-Beach Hawaii
North Shore-Monthly Beach Clean-up Schedule: 2013
12 YEARS OF MONTHLY DOCUMENTED MARINE DEBRIS IN HAWAII
Meeting place: 61-529 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Chun’s Reef, (North Shore)
Look for the big signs on Kam. Hwy. – (1/2 way between Waimea & Haleiwa Town)
Time: Starts 10:00 AM – Last Saturday of “EVERY” month! ***
*Rain or Shine – if safe! (Dangerous waves or flooding will result in cancellation)
Volunteers provided with trash bags, water, safety vests and gloves. ***
January 26th July 27th
February 23rd – START KEEP HAWAII BEAUTIFUL August 31st
March 30th Sept.15th - INT’L. Coastal Cleanup
April 22nd – EARTH DAY September 28th
April 27th October 26th
May 25th – END KEEP HAWAII BEAUTIFUL November 30th
June 29th December 28th
2012 Community Appreciation Gifts Sponsored by: McDonald’s of Haleiwa (provides: breakfast, lunch and Ice every month), Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant, WaterInspired.com, , Save The Sea Turtles International (STSTI), HawaiiBeachFronts.com, North Shore News, Once A Month Church, North Shore.com, Pioneer Ace Homes Supply, PADI- Aware, Kanemaru Family Dental & our volunteer members.
Marine Debris Monitoring Program
The EPA and the Ocean Conservancy Developed the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program. It was a five-year, monthly study, designed to determine the sources of litter on our beaches. STSTI, along with Save-A-Life and Adopt-A-Beach Hawaii, continues to cleanup and track the 30 Marine-debris study items. The information gained through this program gives our researchers in Hawaii a better understanding of Hawaiian trends in the sources and types of Land and Marine litter collected. For more information and totals from our tracking study with the EPA on Oahu check out: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info or http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/marine-debris/mdm_debris.html
Save the Sea Turtles International (STSTI)
Save the Sea Turtles International, a Public Non Profit Foundation, has sponsored Beach Clean-ups on the North Shore of Oahu every month for over 13 years. We document and cleanup the 30 marine-debris study items on Hawaii’s Beaches, Highways and in the ocean. Many turtles and other sea life are injured, sickened or killed each year in Hawaii and worldwide due to land and marine man-made debris. We are changing that, one beach at a time, with the Adopt-A-Beach Hawaii.org. We are registered with the State of Hawaii and the IRS as a Non-Profit.
Certified in good standing, 20 years, with the State of Hawaii.
We have many programs and always need volunteers! We even do Birthday parties.
****Certificates for Community Service are available online after clean-up participation.
***Pre-scheduled “Extra” Beach Clean Ups are available upon request.
Phone: (808) 637-2211 Fax: (808) 637-5003 email: email@example.comRead More
Now that is a lot of garbage!
Did you know so far this year Adopt A Beach Hawaii has picked up 44,963 pieces of garbage? Can you believe that? We have painstakingly detailed all of our beach clean-up stats for 2012 and put them on a spreadsheet (see below).
As you are looking at the amount of garbage our volunteers have cleaned, you’ll notice one shocking detail. The sheer amount Cigarettes and Cigarette Filters. Over 27,000 individual Cigarettes and Filters were collected.
We are excited by Honolulu City Council member Stanley Chang’s fight to ban smoking at several popular Oahu beach parks.
Checkout our spreadsheet here: Beach cleanup Master list all beaches 2012
If you believe Hawaii’s reef wildlife belongs on Hawaii’s reefs and not for sale in the global aquarium hobby, then please click here: http://www.forthefishes.org/Send_A_Postcard.html and we’ll send Governor Abercrombie a postcard telling him you support a ban on the aquarium trade.
Our campaign to protect Hawaii’s reef wildlife has shifted from the legislature to the administration. The Governor has heard the facts about the trade’s harmful environmental, inhumane/cruel, economic and cultural impacts. He knows that trade profits benefit few but come at great expense to us all. He knows why management is failing and that our wildlife is needlessly harmed and sacrificed for a disposable pet hobby.
He knows why stopping the trade now is the only option.
Now he needs to hear it from you.
Send a postcard to help protect Hawaii’s reef wildlife. http://www.forthefishes.org/Send_A_Postcard.html
All postcard backs include the statement: “Dear Governor Abercrombie, I support a ban on selling Hawaii’s reef wildlife in the aquarium trade”.
There are four postcards to choose from. To select & send your postcard: click on the “Send a postcard…” link above or cut and paste this link into your browser window:
Select one postcard, fill in your name, address and a comment (one sentence on why Hawaii’s wildlife belongs in Hawaii — not in saltwater tanks);
click “submit” and your postcard will be mailed to the Governor!
There’s one more thing you can do to help: share the link with at least two people you know who care about Hawaii’s reefs, fishes and critters.