There are many impacts that affect Puako's coastal health, including post-fire erosion and runoff. Learn more about Puako's current water quality and the science behind it from our friends from Coral Reef Alliance:
"When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Potluck to follow)
Where: Hokuloa Church
Presenters: University of Hawaiʻi Hilo Dr. Tracy Wiegner and Dr. Steven Colbert - Watershed sampling, connectivity between various wastewater technologies and the shoreline, and updates regarding neighboring resorts.
Dr. Courtney Couch, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology / The Nature Conservancy - Update on microbial source tracking that looks for the presence of human-specific gut bacteria in coastal waters.
Potluck: Bring a dish to share as we talk story and enjoy a potluck following the presentations."