Archive for June, 2010

Reef Sustainability Events for June 2010

The Reef Sustainability Committee invites everyone to participate in any or all of the upcoming projects.

The Turbidity Task Force project is ready to start training water quality monitoring volunteers. We have 1,000 testing kits now created. For those interested in learning more about the program as well as how to enter data online we are meeting at the Whale Sanctuary in Kihei Thursday June 3rd 6:00-8:00 P.M.

The Maui Nui Marine Resources Council meeting on June 9th 5:00 -7:00 P.M. focuses on clean water issues. Jonathan Starr and Robin Knox are giving presentations.

South Maui Sustainability is part of the  South West Maui Watershed Project Advisory Group. The public has an opportunity to affect the choices we make for water usage in the future, and is encouraged to participate. The next meeting is June 10th 3:00-5:00 P.M. at the Whale Sanctuary.

Our next Beach Clean-up at Kealia National Refuge is June 26th 8:00-10:00 A.M. Contact Teri at teri at southmauisustainability dot org for cleanup details.

On July 15th at 9:00 A.M. Maui Dreams and the Reef Committee is sponsoring another Fish ID class at Maui Dreams in Kihei followed by a fish survey snorkel at Ulua Beach. Space is limited so please RSVP at teri at southmauisustainability dot org.

June 3, 2010 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

2nd Anniversary Locavore Potluck at the Beach

Thursday, June 10
5:30 P.M. until dusk
Kamaole Beach Park III (South End)

Join South Maui Sustainability ohana for a locavore potluck picnic and great opportunity to share mana’o on all things local. Among our best attended (and requested) events, these informal gatherings are a wonderful opportunity to connect to local sustainability efforts and the people like you who make it happen. Come share your interests, ideas, and visions for a more sustainable South Maui. Or just come enjoy the good company, great local grinds and world famous sunset that make our south shore living so unique.

Bring some local grinds to share and your brew of choice, if you’re so inclined. As always we try to make our events as trash free as possible so please provide your own plates, utensils and beverage cup. Don’t forget a beach chair or picnic blanket too! We’ll provide some fresh squeezed local lemonade and sweet treats for dessert.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this seriously laid back, local kine gathering. Look for the white canopy and SMS Banners at Kamaole III Beachpark. Contact Nio at 808-280-5308 for more info on the picnic or visit our website at for more information on current projects and local sustainability efforts.

June 3, 2010 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Got Eggs? Raising Poultry Workshop

Tuesday, July 20
5:00-7:00 P.M.
Kihei Community Center
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Fresh Eggs and Meat from the Homestead – FREE Workshop from University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service

Layers and broilers require little yard space, provide high quality fresh food, can cut your import food miles, and are a fun educational tool for children. This free workshop aims to help beginners interested in raising a flock. Participants
will learn about:

  • animal nutrition
  • grazing management
  • flock health
  • poultry breeds
  • what sets pastured eggs and meat apart, and more.

Includes constructing an example PVC poultry grazing cage. Space is limited to 20, and pre-registration is required on a first come first serve basis. Call Matt Stevenson (Kauai County CTAHR) at 808-274-3472 to register.

June 3, 2010 at 9:03 am Leave a comment

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