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Hawaiʻi’s Major Cleanup Organizations Collect and Share Data

August 31, 2017

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation has joined forces with ten of Hawaiʻi's most accomplished cleanup organizations under a new statewide partnership, the Hawaiʻi Environmental Cleanup Coalition (HECC). The coalition is now sharing its cleanup data to the public. To view the map of a decade of cleanups and for more information on the HECC, click here, showing over 600,000 lbs. of marine debris removed from Hawaiʻi’s coastlines.

The HECC is funded by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation. The 12-month initiative optimizes the synchronous efforts of the eleven partners through four goals:

Promote efficient, collaborative cleanup efforts throughout Hawaiʻi
Create a centralized resource for volunteers to get involved with Promise to the Paeʻāina o Hawaiʻi (P2P) and help improve Hawaiʻi’s environment
Improve Hawaiʻi by removing at least 100,000 lbs. of marine debris for Hokuleʻa’s return

Map statewide removal efforts, marine debris hotspots, and volunteer contributions.