Invasive Leather Mud Weed Seaweed Removal

Mahalo to Heather Spalding for helping us host another successful “invasive limu project” in April 2015.  Volunteers from ‘Ewa Pu‘uloa Outrigger Canoe Club joined us to help remove Avrainvillea amadelpha, an invasive calcareous green algae commonly known as Leather Mud Weed.
 
Before starting the removal from the exposed reef on the east end of One‘ula Beach Park, limu experts from the University of Hawai‘i showed samples of the native limu and wild life that volunteers should kōkua and care for.  They were then showed examples of the invasive Leather Mud Weed and how to remove it from the reef.
 
We will be hosting another Invasive Limu Project on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  For more information on volunteering email kupuna@hoakaleifoundation.org, or call 808.689.7772 ext. 232.