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Huki Project pulls 3 million pounds of algae from bay

Invasive algae pulled from the Paiko area of Maunalua Bay Invasive algae pulled from the Paiko area of Maunalua Bay
Ed Otsuji Ed Otsuji
Eric Co Eric Co
Suzanne Case Suzanne Case
John Leong John Leong

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the last 12 months workers have been pulling invasive algae known as leather mudweed by hand from the Paiko area of Maunalua Bay.

Called the Huki Project, the work was funded by $3.4 million of federal stimulus money to stop the algae from choking out native marine life.

Almost 3 million pounds of it was removed.

One of the by products of this project was the algae was turned into this compost to grow vegetables.

The Huki Project is managed by the Nature Conservancy and the non-profit group Malama Maunalua.

It created 50 new jobs, saved a native Hawaiian ecosystem and brought people together.

 

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