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Volunteers Sought for ReefTeach Program

April 2, 2015, 7:23 AM HST
* Updated April 2, 7:26 AM
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Volunteers are being sought after for Kahalu’u Bay Education Center’s ReefTeach program at Kahalu’u Bay and Beach Park.

Those who love the beach and who want to help protect coral reefs, fish, and turtles are the perfect candidates for the program. Interested individuals will act as “ambassadors of aloha” and welcome visitors and residents to the park.

According to the Kahalu’u Bay Education Center, over 400,000 people visit the beach every year. The health of the bay’s corals and marine life are dependent upon ReefTeachers, who will educate swimmers and snorkelers on the best way to enjoy the bay without causing harm to it.

Among the things taught are proper reef etiquette and identification of fish, turtles, and invertebrates within the bay.

ReefTeachers have the opportunity to spend time at the beach and meet people from around the world, all while having a positive influence on Hawai’i’s marine ecosystems.

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To learn more about the ReefTeach program or to sign up for training, contact Rachel Silverman at [email protected] or call (808) 887-6411.

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In addition to the interest of individuals, Kahalu’u Bay Education Center encourages businesses and civic groups to “Adopt a Day” at the bay where their employees or members can participate in ReefTeach’s stewardship efforts.

 

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