Our ocean water quality testing program, Hui O Ka Wai Ola, is made possible through the dedication of more than 35 adult volunteers who monitor water quality at 41 local beaches every three weeks.
And now, we're excited to report a new water quality monitoring partnership with students from Maui Preparatory Academy, reports James Strickland, Project Manager for Hui O Ka Wai Ola.
Eight middle school students are conducting turbidity sampling in Napili Bay as part of their Project Based Learning program. Based on student input, they have sectioned off the bay into four 250 foot increments and are sampling each of the four sites at two depths (2 feet and 6 feet).
We're grateful for these students and their dedication to monitoring ocean water quality, as a step toward achieving cleaner ocean water for Maui's coastlines.
Maui Preparatory Academy students Bishop Worth, Carter Bozich, Caroline Martin and Mayson Miles help monitor ocean water quality at Napili Bay through the Hui O Ka Wai Ola ocean water quality monitoring program.