Monumental Connections: Get Involved
This is the sixth and final segment in a series of “Monumental Connections” to Papahānaumokuākea. Please view the entire web series: the big picture, research, education, video and movies, lectures and talks, and get involved.
There are many ways you can get involved with your Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, where nature and culture are one.
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument relies on volunteers to assist in various projects in the continuing effort to "bring the place to the people." See information below for various volunteer opportunities.
Image: Fourth grade students restore ʻohai along with other endangered native plants at Kaʻena Point. Credit: Marie Ayabe/National Parks Service
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (RAC) is a community-based advisory group consisting of representatives from various constituencies, providing a public forum for community consultation and deliberation on resource management issues affecting the Reserve.
Image: Reserve Advisory Council members, 2018. Credit: Nicole Evans/NOAA
The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Working together, we safeguard species and the places they call home, and preserve America’s maritime history.
Image: Hawaiian monk seals are endemic to the Hawaiian Archipelago. Credit: James Watt.
Kure Atoll Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting ongoing State of Hawaii habitat restoration and other wildlife management programs that enhance biological diversity, ecosystem health, and cultural resources of Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Archipelago.
Image: Laysan duck mother with her brood on Kure Atoll. Credit: Naomi Worcester/Hawaiʻi DLNR
Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge supports the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge / Battle of Midway National Memorial and its efforts to preserve, protect, and restore the biological diversity and historic resources of Midway Atoll, while providing opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreation, education, cultural experiences, and scientific research.
Image: Wisdom, a Laysan albatross and world’s oldest known, banded wild bird, and her egg on Midway Atoll in 2018. Credit: Madalyn Riley/USFWS
Connecting you with the nature and culture of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands through education and outreach, in support of Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Image: Millerbird on Laysan Island. Credit: Robby Kohley/Pacific Rim Conservation
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project (PMDP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to protect the sensitive wildlife and critical habitats of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from the threats of marine debris.
Image: The Marine Debris Team hauls discarded fishing nets for removal at Midway Atoll. Credit: NOAA