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Event: Research and Conservation Efforts in Hanalei Bay

Posted on June 30, 2016

Please join the Hanalei Watershed Hui on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11 AM

Please join us on Thursday, June 30 at 11 am in the auditorium as Maka'ala Kaaumoana, Executive Director of the Hanalei Watershed Hui, presents on current research and conservation efforts in Hanalei Bay. 

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The Hanalei Bay area on the north shore of Kauai offers unique and significant cultural, recreational, biological, and economic resources.  The coral reef ecosystem, as well as the internationally-famous beaches and world-class surfing and paddling opportunities, are all critically dependent upon water quality and a healthy watershed.  The Hanalei Bay watershed is a 33.1 square-mile area draining to Hanalei Bay along the north shore of Kaua‘i, including the Hanalei River, Waioli Stream, Waipa Stream, Waikoko Stream, and the Waileia/Puupoa Stream watersheds. The Hanalei River watershed is the largest of these watersheds (23.6 square miles), making up about 73 percent of the Hanalei Bay drainage area. (USEPA).