Ocean Girl Project Beach Clean-up Event
Date: Saturday June 1, 2013
Time: 8am-11am (join in anytime)
Where: Baby Makapuu Beach
Participants: All ages, bring the whole family!
Please join us! Beach clean ups enable us to care for our marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources; and they are fun. Great opp to meet our Ocean Girl Project volunteer staff, MAHALO!
Things to bring: hat-visor, work gloves, reusable bottle, sunscreen, snacks. Ocean Girl Project volunteers provide a shade tent, water station, buckets and large rubbish bags.
Special considerations: Since this is an outdoor and shoreline activity, be prepared for sun, wind or inclement weather. Please wear comfortable shoes (closed-toe or sturdy sandals suggested). We provide safety guidelines and tips for participants.
Directions from Waikiki: drive past the entrance to Makapu’u Beach and Sea Life Park – go a little further then turn right into the next driveway, follow driveway to the left, the parking lot and beach face the pier, look for OCEAN GIRL PROJECT surfboard signs. Baby Makapu’u has ample parking in the morning, bathrooms & showers near by, surf and the beach is a great area to explore and snorkel.
For more information, please contact:
BASIC BEACH CLEANUP GUIDELINES
Remember, SAFETY FIRST.
1. Wear gloves when you are picking up trash and have hat/visor, clothing and sun-block to protect from the sun.
2. Be cautious and aware of the ocean waves; never turn your back on the ocean.
3. Always stay in teams of at least two. All children need to be supervised by an adult at all times.
4. Don’t touch or pick up dead animals, or attempt to move injured animals. Instead, contact the responsible authorities:
a. Report stranded, entangled, or injured marine mammals (whales, dolphins, and seals) by calling the NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Hotline at 1-888-256-9840.
b. Report stranded, entangled, or injured marine turtles by calling the Marine Turtle Research Program at (808) 983-5730
Learn More: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info/pdf/plastic.pdf