For the past two years, HOK has participated in a special effort to collaboratively improve and track environmental clean-up efforts across the Hawaiian islands. The Hawaii Environmental Clean-up Coalition (HECC) consists of 11 organizations that conduct and promote these clean-ups so that volunteers and community members can easily get more involved, and that data from the efforts can be recorded in a central location.
HECC's efforts include dozens of beaches, parks, reefs, and urban areas in the main Hawaiian Islands and directly supported coastal restoration projects through community stewardship and activism.
CLICK HERE to check out how much of an impact the cleans-ups have had and to see who might be working in your neighborhood. The HECC would like to extend big mahalo to the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and the Hawai'i Community Foundation for funding this endeavor and to all of the HECC partners and volunteers for all their tireless efforts to keep our island ecosystems thriving!
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.