Celebrate World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach

June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM HST
* Updated June 6, 12:13 PM
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Hapuna Beach will be one of two West Hawaii state parks closing early on Thursday. File photo.

Hapuna Beach State Park. File photo.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks and Hawai‘i Island partner organizations will hold a “World Oceans Day” celebration at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area South Pavilion on Wednesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and an opportunity to help protect and conserve our oceans.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.”

Informational booths and educational activities will help visitors learn about Hawai‘i’s ocean resources and how we can all help protect them.

The event is free, but there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee for out-of-state visitors.


A number of different area organizations are coming together for this first-time event at Hapuna Beach—Hawai‘i State Parks, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Conservation and Resource Management, Coral Reef Alliance, Dolphin Quest, Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center, Kohala Center Reef Teach, National Parks Service, The Nature Conservancy, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Puako Makai Watch and West Hawai‘i Marine Mammal Response Network.

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