Kamilo Point Clean Up
At the beginning of September, a group of HBC crewmembers went to Kamilo Point with the Hawai'i Wildlife Fund to gather litter and debris. We ended up hauling away almost 1 ton of rubbish. HWF estimates that 15-20 tons of marine debris wash ashore here each year. They organized the first community shoreline cleanups on Hawai'i Island in 2003, and have held community cleanups regularly ever since. Over the past year alone, HWF has helped to remove more than 12 tons of marine debris from this nine-mile stretch of coastline. We are excited to join their efforts and plan to make this a regular HBC crew "field trip." To learn more about how you can help, check out HWF's list of 10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Marine Debris.