Dune Restoration Project

Title: Dune Restoration Project
Location: Kawililipoa Beach (see below
Description:

The KCA is inviting everyone to participate in a dune restoration project at Kawililipoa Beach on Saturday, Feb 21st (8:00-11:00 AM,) in collaboration with DLNR-DAR & USFWS Dawn Patrol. Yes, this is whale Day in Kihei , but what a great way to start the day of celebration helping the endangered sea turtles.

    Cheryl King reports, “Nesting turtles have a difficult time digging through invasive dune plants, and waste valuable energy searching for suitable spots.  We have helplessly watched “Hokulele” crawl all over one of the yards that had been finely groomed with thick grass because she could not dig through it to get to the sand.  Luckily she returned the next night to a spot where we had pulled the invasive grasses, and laid successfully.  Also at Kawililipoa, “Sasha” got stuck under an ironwood branch (captured in a scene in the hawksbill documentary “Red Turtle Rising”).  To make matters worse, the roots of these grasses tend to be especially harmful to the developing eggs and they entangle/entrap hatchlings inside the nest.” 

When: Saturday, Feb 21st (8:00-11:00 AM)

Where: beach access #120 on Uluniu Road in Kihei link to map (makai of Azeka’s Plaza, just N. of the Leilani Kai Resort)
Bring: water, hat, shoes, sunscreen, gloves, & shovels if you have ’em

Start Time: 8:00
Date: 2009-02-21
End Time: 11:00

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About Andrew

a KCA Board Member and volunteer who enjoys life in South Maui.

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