MNMRC December Meeting on Weds., Dec. 6 to Include Guest Presentation about Paniaka Wetland at Makena State Park

The public is invited to attend the Wednesday, December 6 meeting of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, which will include a guest presentation about plans to restore Paniaka Wetland at Makena State Park. The meeting is free and open to all.

The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 pm at Pacific Whale Foundation’s classrooms at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops. Guest presenter Elizabeth Speith, Paniaka Wetland Restoration Coordinator at Pacific Whale Foundation, will present plans to restore the native flora and fauna within and around the wetland. She will also explain the restoration goals and timeline for the project.

The meeting will also include an update on Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s pilot program to examine the feasibility of restoring oysters to Maui harbors and bays to help clean ocean water. In addition, the meeting will include an update on the proposed Maui County ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate and an opportunity to learn more about the group’s recently launched South Maui water quality testing program.

Refreshments will be provided.

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is a community-based non-profit organization working for healthy coral reefs, clean ocean water and an abundance of native fish for the islands of Maui County.

Photo courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.

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