Grab your farm curious friends and family and join us for the first community work morning at weFarm@kapalua. Help us move the farm forward while meeting your neighbors and local farmers. Learn our vision for a more food secure maui, and find out ways to be engaged.
We will meet at the office at 8:30 and vanpool to the farm. Together we will work through farm tasks assigned by farmer Dan. Around 11:30 a.m. we will wrap-up in the field and head back to the office for a potluck lunch.
What: farm work party and potluck lunch
Where: 4900 Honoapi'ilani Hwy (corner of the hwy and Napili Hau st. across from Napili Plaza)
Date: Saturday, July 17th
Time: 8:30 - noonish
Bring: long pants, a protective top, gloves (if you have them!), sturday shoes, sun protection, a water bottle, a dish to share for lunch, and lots of energy!
RSVP: to email@example.com (reply as early as space is limited!)
What: Kaanapali Makai Watch “Talk Story” Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 from 6-8 pm
Where: Lahaina Civic Center Social Hall (1840 Honoapiilani Hwy; Lahaina HI 96761)
Target Audience: All community members who would like to help shape the development of and get involved with the Kaanapali Makai Watch program.
Workshop Purpose: All are invited to join us to learn about what's going on and what's planned, and to provide their input. There is NO OBLIGATION to volunteer; we are simply seeking feedback and could use help in brainstorming approaches and methods for engaging the community and providing fun and interesting ways for people to volunteer in support of this area!
Workshop Presenters: Luna Kekoa & Darla White (Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources); Liz Foote (Project S.E.A.-Link and the Coral Reef Alliance); Tamara Paltin (Save Honolua Coalition) & Robin Knox (Aquanimity Now)
Part I: Take Action NOW: Update/Overview of Turbidity Task Force (Tamara Paltin & Robin Knox)
• How to help Honolua and all West Maui sites
• water quality issues, the basics...role of Citizen Science
• demo of materials
Part II: Introduction to the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA) (Darla White)
• overview and background rules, boundaries etc.
• supporting science & ongoing research
Part III: NOAA Coral Fellow Role & Responsibility (Luna Kekoa)
• overview of projects and how to get involved
Part IV: Kaanapali Makai Watch program --overview & brainstorming (Liz Foote)
• what is Makai Watch?
• why Kaanapali?
• existing and planned activities
• What do YOU want to do?
More on Makai Watch: The statewide Makai Watch program consists of three components: 1) education & outreach; 2) monitoring; and 3) observation/voluntary compliance.
The Kaanapali Makai Watch program seeks to integrate with and build upon existing efforts that encompass these components, such as the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s education station at Whaler’s Village, and the Division of Aquatic Resources’ Herbivore Enhancement Area in-water survey protocols. In addition, the state is currently supporting the development of observation and compliance protocols for volunteers and will be coordinating DLNR-assisted trainings for current Makai Watch groups later in the year. In the meantime, we will focus efforts on education and outreach along with various types of community-based monitoring (including biological and human use protocols), while stakeholder coordination efforts are carried out in association with ongoing state and federal initiatives.
Attend this meeting to learn what’s already underway, what’s planned, how to get involved, and help us scope out other aspects of this program!
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Liz Foote, (808) 669-9062