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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Puako makai watch hosts workshop for interested volunteers

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Latest Department News

PUAKŌ, HAWAII – An educational workshop is planned on Saturday, June 11, for interested community members who want to learn more about ongoing resource management and conservation in Puakō. Puakō Makai Watch will host, ‘’Ike Kai,” which is designed to inform and engage community members on how they can volunteer with the Puakō Makai Watch program.

Information to be covered will also include basic ecology about marine life found in the area, and details about the Puakō Fisheries Management Area. Additionally, ‘Ike Kai is a user-friendly curriculum intended for the general public to gain a better understanding of rules and regulations associated with the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) and how as a community we can work together.

The workshop will include a brief overview of the Makai Watch program and purpose, a review of DAR and DOBOR rules and regulations, natural history of marine resources in the area, and an overview of observation and incident reporting as part of the Makai Watch program.  It will conclude with example scenarios of real-life situations from the field.

The workshop will be held in the Hokuloa Church, 69-1600 Puakō Beach Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday June 11, 2016.  All are welcome to participate in this training, we hope to see you there!

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Deborah Ward

DLNR Communications specialist

Phone: (808) 587-0320