Hui O Ka Wai Ola partners from the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, The Nature Conservancy, the Ridge to Reef Initiative, and University of Hawai'i participated in the 2017 Hawai'i Conservation Conference on O'ahu from July 18-20. The water quality program partners presented and provided support during a 2-hour forum on July 18th titled “Water Quality Monitoring 101 Training: Citizen Science + Quality Assurance = Actionable Data that Improves Hawaii’s Waters”. Participants were walked through the steps of creating a quality assured, volunteer-based, monitoring program for their community and given a live demonstration of sampling techniques and protocols. Other speakers include Stuart Coleman from Surfrider and Erica Perez from Coral Reef Alliance.
On June 30, MACZAC (Marine And Coastal Zone Advocacy Council) selected Hui O Ka Wai Ola as one of the 2017 recipients of the Douglas Tom "Thumbs-Up" Award. The award is designed to recognize the contributions of organizations in Hawai'i that address these three goals:
Congratulations Hui Volunteers and Committee Members for all of your hard work recognized, and mahalo nui MACZAC for the award!