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Maui Prep joins water quality testing

Maui Preparatory Academy students Bishop Worth (from right), Carter Bozich, Caroline Martin and Mayson Miles (back) help monitor ocean water quality at Napili Bay through the Hui O Ka Wai Ola ocean water quality monitoring program. Photo courtesy of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

Hui O Ka Wai Ola, an ocean water quality testing program with the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, added a new water quality monitoring partnership with Maui Preparatory Academy students, project manager James Strickland announced Tuesday.

Eight middle-school students are conducting turbidity sampling in Napili Bay as part of their project-based learning program.

Based on student input, Hui O Ka Wai Ola has sectioned off the bay into four, 250-foot increments and is sampling each of the four sites at depths of 2 and 6 feet.

To learn more about Hui O Ka Wai Ola and to view data collected from beaches in South and West Maui, visit www.huiokawaiola.com. For more information about how to donate to the project, visit www.mauireefs.org.

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