250 tons of marine debris and counting on Hawaii Island

  • HWF staff and volunteers collect debris from Manuka Beach in Ka'u on Earth Day in 2018. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Debris lines the shoreline at Kamilo Point in February 2018. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • HWF staff and volunteers collect debris from Manuka Beach in Ka'u on Earth Day in 2018. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • A large net ball washed ashore near Kamilo Point in February 2018. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Debris is seen at Kamilo Point in February 2018. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Debris lines the shoreline at Kamilo Point in February 2018. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

NAALEHU — It took a few months to celebrate the milestone, but Saturday night staff and dozens of volunteers for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund marked reaching 250 tons of marine debris collection since the organization’s founding.