Fork & Salad’s founders, Travis Morrin, Jaron Blosser and Cody Christopher, are all surfers with a passion for the water. So the ocean matters as much as the land and the food that comes from it — we want it ALL to thrive.
But the fact is, our beaches could use a hand, between litter carelessly left on the sand and tons of trash carried in on the waves. Numbers show the oceans contain 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris, or 46,000 pieces of plastic per every square mile of ocean. Here in Hawai‘i, you may have noticed microplastics, or small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long, washing up on our shores. Those can be harmful not only to our waters but to our marine life, and to us.
Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter is a fantastic group that cares deeply for the island. Along with proactive ocean-friendly initiatives, they hold beach cleanups once a month, and we’re proud to be partnering with them on Saturday, February 15th. We’ll be providing food to the first 50 volunteers at the beach cleanup at Kahului Harbor, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign-in is at Hoaloha Beach Park, home of Hawaiian Canoe Club (access off Ka‘ahumanu Avenue), and the first 50 also receive a free Surfrider T-shirt! Learn more in our video above with co-owner Travis Morrin and Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter chairperson Timothy Lara. All ages are welcome, so let’s come together to make a difference and keep our beautiful beaches healthy!! To continue the conservation conversation, we encourage you to bring in your reusable containers to Fork & Salad, as Director of Operations Lauren Mann shows us in this video! Thanks for doing what you can to help Maui, and the earth as a whole. #EatLocalEatHealthy