Plastic Pollution: Stories of Recovery, Reduction, and Lessons Learned from Ka‘ū

November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo HI 96720

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A mega-gyre of floating plastic estimated to be larger in area than the State of Texas is annually carrying massive amounts of marine debris to Hawai‘i’s beaches and reefs.  From Ka Lae (South Point) and other Hawai‘i Island coastal areas, the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund’s volunteers have removed more than 278 tons of plastic debris since 2003 … but the debris continues to come ashore at an estimated 15-20 tons per year.  HWF’s Megan Lamson and Mattie Mae Larson discuss this critical threat to our environment, and the vital role played by community volunteers in combating it, on two occasions:  Monday evening, November 11, and the following afternoon, November 12.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!