We are proud to support a dedicated team of local volunteers in Maui, Hawai’i, as they work to protect the valuable coral reefs in their community.
By using “best management practices,” which are effective measures used to reduce marine pollution, we are able to minimize sediment pollution on coral reefs. Our volunteers grow and plant native vegetation at key locations near coastal streams, which act as natural barriers and trap sediment runoff before it reaches the ocean and coral reefs.
One of our most supportive volunteers is Blake, an island local born and raised in Makawao, Maui. He has been working with CORAL for the last two years, participating as a lead volunteer in planting events and assisting with data collection. Saving coral reefs is important to Blake because of the food they provide for the people of Hawai’i and their cultural value. He believes that the ocean takes care of the land and it’s our duty to care for corals in return.
Thanks to your generous donation in 2021, volunteers like Blake can continue to protect the coral reefs in Hawai’i.
Learn more about our conservation program in West Maui here.