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Help protect West Maui reefs

By Staff | Oct 11, 2018

A volunteer project on Saturday, Oct. 13, will help reduce erosion and sediment reaching our coral reefs.

This will be accomplished by planting native plants in the mid-slope region of the hills high above Kaanapali.

The group will meet at Kahekili Beach Park under the pavilions. From there, they will carpool to the planting location from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Led by the Coral Reef Alliance, the project will show how the use of vetiver grass can mitigate sediment runoff and educate volunteers on native plants and watershed restoration.

Snacks and water will be provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and closed-toe shoes. To register, e-mail afink@coral.org or call (808) 633-6029.

The alliance’s mission is: “Working with people around the world – from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians – the Coral Reef Alliance protects our most valuable and threatened ecosystem. We lead holistic conservation programs that improve coral reef health and resilience and are replicated across the globe.”

Join in Saturday’s project to help protect West Maui reefs and learn about ridge to reef restoration.