Then-graduate student at UH Hilo and HWF intern on Hawai‘i Island, Leah Sherwood, writes about her colorful experience in this guest blog: “A beach cleanup on the southern coast of the island of Hawai‘i” from March 2019.
For eight years, HWF and volunteers kept track of the marine debris items that washed ashore with brand names and UHH graduate student, Mike Stone, investigated the patterns and what it told us about the most common debris items, types, and brands washing up along the Kaʻū coastline.
A reflection from HWF intern on Maui, Alyssa Lee, on her experience supporting our Honu Watch and Hawksbill Recovery Projects over the course of several years.
“Are those turtles or rocks?” I laughed and walked over. This was my favorite part of my job as a Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund intern.