BENEFITING: The Nature Conservancy
Thank you for supporting the Kāneʻohe Bay Reef Restoration project!
On New Year's Eve 2013, we exceeded our goal of $20,000, which will be matched for a total of over $40,000 for a new work boat for our Super Sucker team. We are still accepting donations on this page, and all funds go to support coral reef restoration in Hawaiʻi. Mahalo for your support!
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We work in partnership with the State of Hawaiʻi, non-profit organizations, volunteers and community groups to protect and restore a healthy Kāneʻohe Bay.
Using an underwater vacuum called the Super Sucker, we remove invasive algae that has spread throughout the bay. Through scientific monitoring, we also study the effects of the algae on the health of coral reefs, fish and other animals.
With our State partners, our goal is to clear 60 acres of coral reefs over 3 years and bring in thousands of native sea urchins to keep the algae from growing back.
For more information, visit our website at www.nature.org/hawaii. Mahalo for helping protect Hawaiʻi's precious lands and waters!