Welcome to Malama Na 'Apapa

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Malama Na 'Apapa is a non-profit organization founded to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) management program to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems locally on Kauai. Malama means to "take care of" Na is a plural marker 'Apapa is the word for "Coral Reef"

This Hawaiian name given to our organization reflects our goal and respect to the Native Hawaiians who are and always have been the care takers of the Reefs here- in Hawaii.

The local alliance includes many different groups and people who all care about Kauai's Coral Reef. Some of the diverse groups and people in this alliance are;
Scuba Divers Free Divers
Spear Fisherman Marine Biologists
Tourists Snorkelers
Mariners Hotels
Tour operators Scuba shops
Hawaiian community groups and other non-profit groups

We invite all people to join our alliance and help preserve, sustain and restore our Coral Reefs here on Kauai and around the world.

To Join as a volunteer or be added to our mailing list please email Scott Bacon for application information at scottbacon@kauaicoral.com

While a majority of our efforts are donating our time and skills to remove marine debris, we depend upon donations to help fund our larger projects and maintain our equipment. All donations are tax deductible as in accordance with IRS codes regarding 501(c)(3) non-profit donations. We appreciate any amount you can afford. We can accept mail donations in the form of a check or money order or donate using PayPal:

Malama Na 'Apapa
c/o Scott Bacon
P.O. Box 428 Kilauea,
Kauai, HI 96754

You will receive a receipt for you to claim as a charitable donation on your income tax return.

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