Hawaii Wildlife Fund collects over 250-tons of Marine Debris

Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) staff, representatives from federal and state agencies, and volunteers spent Earth Day, which was Sunday, on the shoreline within Manuka Natural Area Reserve removing plastic debris, derelict fishing equipment and nets and the typical trash produced by humans. (Photo courtesy of DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Hawaii Wildlife Fund members and volunteers celebrate March 4, 2018, after collecting 11 tons of debris in Ka'u. (Courtesy photo)
Several tons of amassed rope and nets gathered from Pohoiki in Puna to be burned on Oahu. More than 11 tons were taken from Ka‘u earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of HAWAII WILDLIFE FUND)

KAILUA-KONA — The coastal shores are swimmingly cleaner, thanks to the volunteer work of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.