"Anini at Noon"

“Anini at Noon,” pastel by Helen Turner. Courtesy photo

Recent reports of an outbreak of coral mortality along the North Shore of Kaua‘i, specifically at ‘Anini and Makua, have raised concerns. For a better understanding of the science behind these reports, Mayor Bernard Carvalho invites all to hear what the experts from UH have to say.

The briefing will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hale Halawai ‘Ohana O Hanalei.

Presenters include Dr. Greta Aeby, assistant researcher for the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, and Sean Callahan, professor, Department of Microbiology.

Immediately following the briefing, attendees are invited to attend a Hanalei Watershed Hui presentation on pollution control strategies, evaluation and monitoring protocols; and education and outreach approaches for the Watershed Management Plan. The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. and will focus on specific management practices to reduce or prevent non-point source pollution.

This special event is sponsored by the County of Kaua’i, Office of the Mayor . For more information, call 241-4900.

For special accommodations, please contact this office at least five days prior to the event.