OCEAN AID CONCERT - APRIL 30th
Hawai'i Wildlife Fund
joins a coalition of partners to bring "Ocean Aid," a benefit for
ocean preservation, to the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Oahu on
Sunday, April 30.
VOLUNTEER OR INTERN WITH HWF
· Sea turtle nesting project (Maui)
· Marine debris recovery project (Maui & Hawaii)
Bonnie Raitt gives a shout out to Hawaii Wildlife Fund as we build a
coalition called "Love The Sea."
By Hannah Bernard,
HWF Executive Director
Hawaii Wildlife Fund team was honored to be recognized by
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend
Bonnie Raitt when she was
performing in Hawaii last month by donating portions of her Maui
ticket sales to Hawaii Wildlife Fund.
As a lifelong Bonnie Raitt fan, I was awe struck that she chose our work to recognize.
With recent cuts in government spending, Raitt sees individual
charitable donations as vital. "I think were gonna need to step up
more and more in the private sector," she told the
Honolulu Advertiser. She traces her
choice to give
back to her early roots growing up in a
Another spotlight was cast on HWF's team this month by HBO's Vice News Tonight through an
episode called "Plastic Oceans." The show,
which ran nationwide,
included an interview with HWF's
Megan Lamson on site during a
Kamilo Point cleanup event on Hawaii Island.
This increased exposure comes at a very important time, as the ocean is
currently in a state of crisis. With federal environmental
protections and government regulations on the chopping block, we are literally in a race to save
what can be saved.
Our marine environment faces so many simultaneous threats global warming,
habitat destruction, species declining sometimes you're not sure
where to start.
Our work, though multifaceted, continues to circle back to the problem of
trash in the ocean, especially plastic trash, as it affects every
life form, from the smallest fish to the largest, to turtles, marine
mammals and even humans. As people ingest marine life, they are
eating poison when seafood is contaminated with plastic.
That's why we're one
of several conservation groups that have
joined together in a coalition called "Love The Sea."
Our first event is a benefit concert for ocean preservation called "Ocean
Aid." This all-day event will be held at the Waikiki Shell in
Honolulu on Oahu on Sunday, April 30. See the poster (at left) for more info.
Ways you can help:
1) Plan to attend Ocean Aid on April 30 and invite your friends.
2) Make a donation to HWF to help us continue our important work.
> Listen to Ekolu talking about Ocean Aid