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Maui Ocean Center publishes 2013 beach cleanup schedule

April 23, 2013, Ma'alaea, Maui, HI – Maui Ocean Center will resume its community beach cleanup program in May. Beach cleanups are organized and staffed by Maui Ocean Center employees with an open invitation to the public to join. Cleanups will be held every other month on a Saturday from 9am-11am, and focus on areas in south Maui.

The next beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 9am to 11am, and will focus on the cleanup of Sugar Beach at Kealia Pond in Ma‘alaea. Volunteers are asked to meet in the parking lot of the boardwalk at Kealia Pond at 9am. Gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests will be provided by Community Work Day Program. In an effort to reduce the consumption of paper and plastics, Maui Ocean Center will offer a water refill station; participants are asked to bring their own reusable water bottle. Participants should also bring sun protection including sunblock, hats, and sunglasses.

2013 Beach Cleanup Schedule
May 11 – Sugar Beach, meet at parking lot for Kealia Pond Boardwalk
July 6 – Haycraft Beach Park in Ma‘alaea, meet at picnic tables
September 28 – Haycraft Beach Park in Ma‘alaea, meet at picnic tables
November 2 – Sugar Beach, meet at parking lot for Kealia Pond Boardwalk

For more information about Maui Ocean Center’s beach cleanups, please contact the Aquarium at info@mauioceancenter.com or 808-270-7000.

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The mission of Maui Ocean Center is to foster understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii's marine life. This state-of-the-art aquarium was named "Top-Rated Attraction in Hawaii" by Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide, "Leader In Responsible Tourism" on the Top 100 Blue List by Islands Magazine, and "Best Environmental Attraction" by the readers of The Maui News. Open daily from 9 to 5, and from 9 to 6 in July and August. For more information please contact the Maui Ocean Center: 192 Ma'alaea Road; Ma'alaea, HI 96793; telephone (808)270-7000, facsimile (808)270-7070, e-mail info@mauioceancenter.com or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.