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The new work boat.
In this increasingly digital world, many organizations are using the web and social media to reach new audiences and increase support. The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi has embraced these new media channels, and now has over 3,500 fans on Facebook and 1,100 Twitter followers. This October, we launched our first online fundraising campaign on Crowdrise.com, to build support for the Kāneʻohe Bay Super Sucker project.
The “Float Our Boat” campaign is off to a great start, with over $6,000 raised in the first week. Now, we need YOUR help!
Please visit us at www.hawaiireefs.org and make a gift today. Whether you can give $10, $25 or $100, every gift will get us a step closer to our goal. Every donation is matched dollar-for-dollar up to our goal of $20,000. This matching opportunity doubles the value of your donation, so please consider giving today.
All funds will go towards a new work boat for the Super Sucker team, which is working hard to save O`ahu’s Kāne`ohe Bay from invasive algae and restore its waters for all to use. The algae are smothering the coral reefs and causing tremendous harm to the fish and other marine life in the bay.
In partnership with the State of Hawaiʻi, the Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi is using underwater vacuums called “Super Suckers” to clear 60 acres of coral reef over three years. The reefs are then seeded with native sea urchins that feed on the algae and keep it from growing back.
Always up for a competition, 31 staff members have formed online teams at www.hawaiireefs.org to help raise funds for the campaign. The Armchair Quarterbacks, Marine Fellows, and Hiki No O Maui are some of the teams who have set personal fundraising goals.
In addition to donating, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi is asking all supporters to help spread the word about the campaign. It’s as simple as sending an email, calling a friend or posting the link on Facebook.
Mahalo for helping Float Our Boat!
October 28, 2013