HOʻOMALU KE KAI.
"To Protect The Ocean."
We stand for sustainably protecting and watching over Kauaʻi's marine ecosystems' health, while sharing passion and knowledge, to create awareness and motivation in the community for taking care of the ocean and its inhabitants.
Bringing Change to Our Ocean's Dilemmas.
Ocean Debris Cleanups.
At Hoʻomalu Ke Kai, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing Kauaʻi's marine debris issue. Keeping our coastline clean and responsibly managing the marine debris collected is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area with amazing organizations like Plastic Paradise Kauaʻi who is working to upcycle and repurpose plastic ocean debris. We encourage anyone interested to reach out to learn more, we are welcome to any and all support!
Restorative Aquaculture with Kauaʻi Sea Farm.
The Nature Conservancy defines Restorative Aquaculture occurring when commercial or subsistence aquaculture provides direct ecological benefits to the environment, with the potential to generate net-positive environmental outcomes. Check out what Kauaʻi Sea Farm is up to at Nomilo Fishpond restoring key native and endemic Hawaiian invertebrate species in Kauaʻi's nearshore coral reef ecosystems.
Marine Ecosystem Surveys & Monitoring.
In collaboration with Kauaʻi Community College, DAR Kauaʻi and OPIHI, our survey and monitoring program employs numerous different methodologies developed by scientists fro DAR, NOAA, USGS and UH. Specific methods are used at study sites depending on the resource management concerns that need to be addressed, including surveys of resource abundance, herbivorous fish, smaller cryptic fish and recruits, urchins and larger mobile invertebrates, benthic habitat cover, coral health, and biological diversity. Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved!
The Talk Story Times
by Hoʻomalu Ke Kai
Check out the latest issue of our newsletter! It's covering some of the amazing ocean conservation work that happened in 2022 and looks forward into the innovative and exciting projects happening into the new year! It was an incredible year and would could not have done it without the resilient & passionate community of Kauaʻi coming together for the mutually agreeable reason to Hoʻomalu Ke Kai.
~ Hauʻoli Lanui & Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou ~
(Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!)
-Tim Leichliter (Director of Operations)
-Mike Raithaus (Director of Creative Initiatives)
-Kenui Topp (Director of Media & Outreach)
-Clifton Oliver (Director of Sustainability)
-Pohaku Kekaualua (Director of Hawaiian Culture)
-Mattea Topp (Honorary Jr. Board of Director)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."