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We Love ‘Opihi – Maui Nui Makai Network Speaker Series
May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aloha mai kākou!
Join us virtually in hearing from local aloha ʻāina, Hank Eharis, Scott Crawford, Emily Fielding and scientist, Dr. Chris Bird. Theyʻll be sharing on the efforts put forth in East Maui to protect native ʻopihi life here in Hawaiʻi. Join us to learn more about the kuleana we have as a community to protect these species for our future generations.
Thursday, May 19, 5:00PM HST
Meet Our Speakers:
Hank was born and raised in Hāna and lives in Koali. He works at Haleakalā National Park, Resources Management. Hank is currently the President of Nā Mamo O Mūʻolea. Hank enjoys fishing and hunting.
Emily is the Maui Marine Program Director of TNC, since 2007. She has led The Nature Conservancy’s Maui Nui Marine work, specializing in planning and community engagement for marine resource management.
Scott has served as the Executive Director of Kīpahulu ʻOhana, Inc. for 20 years, helping to manage Kapahu Living Farm traditional wetland taro farm, Kīpahulu ʻOhana community certified kitchen, and the Mālama I Ke Kai program, including the ‘Opihi Rest Area and the proposed Kīpahulu Moku Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area.
Dr. Chris Bird is an associate professor of marine biology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bird has been working with Maui Nui Makai Network in our ʻopihi efforts since 2008.
ABOUT THIS TALK: The Mālama I Ke Kai Speaker Series is a companion to the Network’s Mālama I Ke Kai: Community Action Guide released in 2020, and will highlight inspirational work being done by communities in Hawaii Nei and globally. The speaker series is held virtually via Zoom at 5PM the third Thursday of each month, and is free to the public. Topics explored will include case studies and experiences of indigenous and local community management of marine areas, co-management, replenishment and protected area planning, and community engagement.
ABOUT THE NETWORK: The Maui Nui Makai Network is a network of community and partner groups across Maui Nui that care for ecosystems on which Hawai’i’s people depend. To learn more about our work and stay updated on events, please visit our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
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