PUAKO, Hawaii: There will be a volunteer training session on Thursday June 14, from 10 am – 2 pm at Hokuloa Church in Puako for a new Reef Greeter program. Phil Hayward, the coordinator of Puako Makai Watch, explained in a recent post on the Puako Community Forum.
Overwhelmingly, residents have voiced their concern about the health of the Puako coral reef. Over the last few months, there have been several meetings to determine the Puako Reef health priorities.
At the top of the list was education as a project to spend our energy on. The idea is to set up an educational table manned by two volunteers for four hours on the weekends. These Reef-Greeters would rotate to various access points over the rest of the year. The task will be to show we care and to pass along some basic info on reef health and safety, good shoreline fishing and recreation practices. We’d like enough volunteers so that you’d commit to just an hour or two for one weekend.
We will haveVolunteer Training Session on Thursday June 14, from 10-2, at Hokuloa Church for the Reef Greeter program. Some of the main reps locally and regionally (our PCA, Nature Conservancy, NOAA, DLNR) will familiarize us with some basic info and materials for the reef-greeter program.
We hope you will attend.
SOURCE: Puako Makai Watch