What is our goal? The aim of this program is to collect data while also removing the immediate threat of debris from beaches to protect the health of the ocean
What is the problem? Marine debris is one of the major threats facing whales, dolphins, turtles, and other marine life. We have been studying marine debris here in Hawaiʻi and know that it is a pervasive issue. Our hope is that this program will raise awareness within the local community and motivate our community to reduce their consumption of single use plastics and support legislative efforts to control the source of these items.
How do we do it? With this type of community science data collection, we will be able to collect data more accurately and consistently so that we can identify trends in marine debris accumulation around Maui County. The data will be used to guide and support relevant legislation and help identify education campaigns surrounding marine debris.
Are you a Maui County resident looking to give back to the ocean that provides us all so much enjoyment? Adopt a Beach!
See full map of currently adoptable beaches. If the beach you would like to adopt is not listed, please let us know! ([email protected])
Choose your preferred beach or shoreline to steward for at least the next year
Once per month, you will remove and record all man-made debris you come across
Mahalo to Our Adopt a Beach Sponsor: Atherton Family Foundation
Mahalo to Darlene Abt for her generous donation
Aloha, We Are Open! Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui. Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.