We're super excited that starting Feb 1st 1% of all sales at Sun Powered Yachts will go directly to help support the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project (PMDP). The PMDP is a non-profit organization created to protect the sensitive wildlife and critical habitats of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) from the threats of marine debris.
Wondering where the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is?
The 1,350 mile stretch of coral islands, seamounts, banks and shoals supports an incredible diversity of coral, fish, birds, marine mammals and other flora and fauna, many of which are unique to the Hawaiian Island chain. Established on June 15, 2006 it is the largest contiguous fully protected conservation area under the U.S. flag, and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. It encompasses 582,578 square miles of the Pacific Ocean - an area larger than all the country's national parks combined!
What does the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project do?
October 20-November 5, 2020
Cleanup operation to Lalo (French Frigate Shoals)
On their most recent 16-day cleanup operation the PMDP team successfully removed of a whopping total of 82,600 pounds of marine debris! This included scrap wood, plastics, fishing nets, buoys, scrap metal, boat hulls, and roofing. Their next trip is planned for March/April 2021 and this 25-day cleanup expedition will focus on removing derelict fishing nets and plastics from the shorelines of six islands and atolls.
Enjoy this video from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation www.marinesanctuary.org
"Humanity is united by the Ocean."
Find out more about how you can get involved and help