Project Title & Description
Environmental Education - Coral Reef Alliance
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $20,000. Coral reefs are central to Hawaii's fishing and tourism industries. However, some popular reef sites receive over 1,000 divers and snorkelers per day, resulting in reef destruction from physical damage and trampling. CORAL's project will increase the educational capacity of approximately 100 marine recreation providers at four of Hawaii's Marine Life Conservation Districts. They will in turn teach between 150,000 - 300,000 tourists annually about good practices on the reef. The goal is to increase everyone's sense of reef stewardship and provide motivation to avoid damaging behaviors on these fragile ecosystems. Preaward costs approved back to September 1, 2005.