POSTED: 24 APRIL 2005 - 10:00pm HST

Protecting Our Ocean...Saving Our Beaches

Please join us for special Earth Day events
this coming Friday evening, April 29th and on Saturday, April 30th. All events are offered free of charge and open to the public.  Mahalo for spreading the word!    

Friday April 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
at the Kapa`a Library

Protecting Our Ocean…Saving Our Beaches
Please join us for an evening of informative presentations on Hawai`i’s marine environment. Learn about water quality issues and shoreline development affecting our coastlines. See how you can become involved to help protect our ocean…and save our beaches!  

Saving Kauai's Disappearing Beaches – 6:00pm to 6:45pm
See how we're losing our beaches as a result of governmental decisions
and learn what you can do to assure safe public access along our shorelines.
Presented by:  Caren Diamond, Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year
Protecting Our Ocean & Water Quality – 7:00 pm to 8:00pm
Learn about water quality issues and effects of land-based pollution. Find out
how to spot potential threats so you can protect our ocean and coral reefs. 
Presentation by: Carey Morishige, Statewide Blue Water Campaign Coordinator
Working together we can help protect Hawaii’s Blue Water.

Saturday, April 30 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
at the Lihue Community Center

Join us and learn about Hawai`i’s coastal marine resources and how you can get involved in protecting them!  There will be presentations and trainings by the Blue Water Campaign and Reef Check Hawai`i.   This event is sponsored by Reef Check, Blue Water Campaign, Sierra Club, Save Our Seas and Hawai`i’s Living Reef Program.
Blue Water Response Team Training – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Join the Blue Water Response Team, a rapid response statewide volunteer network under the Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter's Blue Water Campaign.  Learn about Hawai`i’s water quality issues, the effects of land-based pollution and receive free training on how to spot and document potential water violations.  Become a Blue Water Response Team volunteer and help protect your own community!  Working together, we can help protect Hawaii's Blue Water.
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Reef Check Presentations – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Learn what Reef Check scientists and community volunteers have found from their surveys of coral reef ecosystems on Kaua`i and how you can join in future surveys.

1:00 – 2:00pm:         Reef Check Kaua`i Survey Results from 1997-2005
2:15 – 3:00pm:         Introduction to Coral Reef Ecology
3:15 – 4:00pm:         Reef Check Training

*Information on Marine Protected Areas to be presented by Save Our Seas