november, 2019

13nov5:30 pm7:00 pmAddressing Wildfire & Sediment in MāʻalaeaFree presentationGecko Guide:Non-Profit,Preservation & Conservation

Event Details

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Wildfire and sediment are two of the biggest threats to ocean water quality in Māʻalaea Bay. Wildfires burn away the plant cover on nearby land, creating prime conditions for soil erosion. Erosion results in sediment in the ocean, which harms coral reefs, hindering their ability to feed, grow and reproduce.

What can be done about these threats to Māʻalaea Bay? Maui Nui Marine Resource Council invites you to a free talk on Wednesday, November 13 by Michael Reyes, Senior Ecologist at Maui Environmental Consulting, to take a virtual trip to the Pohakea watershed above Māʻalaea, to learn about plans to mitigate wildfires in the area and resolve problems that currently contribute to erosion.

Reyes will be sharing the findings and the action steps outlined in the “Vision for Pohakea” plan that Maui Environmental Consulting created on behalf of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council. We are in the process of taking the first steps to implement that plan.

The talk will take place at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center and will begin at 5:30 pm. Admission is free and the public is invited. Doors will open at 5 pm. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are recommended. To arrange for your free reservation, follow this link.

The evening will also include photos of the new oyster “babies” that are being readied for installation in Māʻalaea Harbor, as part of a presentation by Amy Hodges, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s Programs Manager. She’ll provide an update on our pilot project to use oysters to help remove sediment and chemicals from Māʻalaea Harbor.

Special thanks to Maui Ocean Center for hosting this talk.

Location- The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

192 Maalaea Rd