Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-01-13 23:31:19 –
Kaunakakai, Hawaii (KHON2) —The Hawaii Branch of the Nature Reserve (TNC) was able to remove more than £ 46,000 of marine debris from remote beaches in the Mumomi Reserve on Molokai in the last quarter of 2020. ..
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According to the TNC, the Mumomi Sanctuary on the northwestern coast of the island is one of Hawaii’s most important green turtle nesting sites, but it is also the area where thousands of pounds of marine debris are washed away each year.
According to the Conservancy Group, COVID-19 presented challenges, but community dedication helped get the job done.
“This year, thanks to our partners and the community working together in a safe and physically remote way, we were able to get rid of a lot of marine debris despite COVID-19.”
TNC’s Molokai Field Coordinator, Wylana Moses
Garbage was collected in 133 large bags and transported by helicopter to two 40-foot shipping containers. These were full by the end of the project.
The container containing the garbage was sent to Oahu and its contents were burned by Honolulu’s Waste Energy Power Generation Program (H-POWER).
The last five years of cleanup at Moomomi have removed eight trash-filled shipping containers and removed approximately £ 368,000 of marine debris from the reserve.
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