Kauai Chapter

World Oceans Day

Monday – June 8th, 2020

Kauai celebrations coordinated by the Kauai Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in honor of World Oceans Day.

While staying at home to keep our families healthy prevents us from holding our traditional World Oceans Day celebrations, we can still work together to keep our oceans healthy too! Please join us for these activities.

SOLO BEACH CLEANUPS – SEND US YOUR “LOVE LETTERS TO THE SEA”

Due to Covid-19 rules, we’ve had to stop many of the net patrols and beach cleanups that helped us remove more than 106,000 lbs. of marine debris last year. But you can still help keep our beaches clean. In honor of World Oceans Day, we ask that you and your family spend a day (or days!) picking up debris from your favorite Kauai beaches. Then send us a video of your cleanup and tell us why you love the sea. We’ll be posting your love letters to the sea videos on our Facebook and Twitter from now until the end of June. Send your videos to SurfriderKauaiCampaigns@gmail.com. Please include the names of the people in the video along with a sentence telling us that we have your permission to post.

WASHED UP ART EXHIBIT

Now that Kauai’s shopping centers are open, we’re excited to announce that the Kauai Society of Artists will be holding, in honor of World Oceans Day, its 2nd annual Washed Up exhibit of artwork created from marine debris. Entry Day: May 30 – Noon-4pm
Exhibit: June 6-26 – Noon-4pm, Kukui Grove Shopping Center
For More Info Click Here.

PROTECT OUR OCEANS FROM PPE DEBRIS IN THE WORLD OF COVID-19

Masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes are important components of Covid-19 protection. Unfortunately, these PPE items are also becoming the newest source of ocean pollution – increasingly found littering our shorelines and disrupting marine ecosystems. That’s why all Hawaii Surfrider Chapters have teamed up to educate the public on the importance of proper PPE disposal. In honor of World Oceans Day, we’re asking for YOUR help. Please use your social media accounts to post pictures you’ve taken of PPE debris on our local beaches. Ask your friends to properly dispose of PPE in sealed trash cans, and of course, to use reusable vs. single-use PPE whenever possible. When posting please tag the location of the debris and also use the hashtag #HawaiiPPEDebris. Click here for our PPE Marine Debris Toolkit.