Dear Ocean Loving Friends,
 
I would love to stay in contact with you. Some of you have told me how much you liked All One Ocean’s Feb. 13 newsletter from our new Director Lauren Weiner and myself (enclosed below, on our work in California and Hawaii.) Some of you have told me you did not receive it.
 
If you would like to continue receiving news on our groundbreaking work, please put this newsletter address in your address book: Hallie@alloneocean.org   Also, please know that you can always opt out using the link at the bottom of any AOO newsletter. Thank you for your patience as we shift systems!
 
And as always, thank you for your support of our Ocean,
 
Hallie

ALL ONE OCEAN FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER


Dear All One Ocean Friends and Family,

Look where your donations are going!

From the Big Island of Hawaii to Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) in California, All One Ocean (AOO) has been cleaning up the waters and shorelines, educating beach-goers, and engaging volunteers, community and new partners.

2013 is off to an auspicious start with one new Beach Clean Up Station (B'CUS) already installed and another confirmed to be put up in the coming weeks. Read on to see your donations at work, learn more about our exciting expansion west and find out how you can express your love for the Ocean this Valentine's Day.
AOO Clean Ups at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii 
AOO Founder, Hallie Austen Iglehart, has been leading the charge in her beloved Hawaiian waters by organizing six All One Ocean clean ups there, all in Kealakekua Bay. (See personal note below.)  Hallie coordinated more than 30 volunteers for all the clean ups including scuba and free divers as well as the invaluable cooperation and equipment of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The teams removed carpeting, a plastic shower liner, insulation, flooring, plastic roofing, an air pump and a plastic folding table (pictured below) from the Bay floor, some which remained from the March 2011 tsunami.  

Can you imagine snorkeling in that beautiful place and seeing all that in the depths?! Click here to read the West Hawaii Today coverage of Hallie and the team's critical work in Kealakekua Bay.

Hallie has also made significant inroads to getting All One Ocean's Beach Clean Up Stations installed along Hawaiian beaches in the near future.  More to come on that.
Carpeting, a plastic shower liner, insulation, flooring, plastic roofing, an air pump and a plastic folding table - all debris removed from the bottom of Kealakekua Bay on the January 10, 2013 clean up.
AOO Advisory Board Member, Mayumi Oda (in the right corner) leads a Hawaiian chant blessing with the team of 20 volunteers before the clean up began.
New Beach Clean Up Station Installed at Drakes Beach, PRNS
All One Ocean now has our second Beach Clean Up Station at Point Reyes National Seashore, installed on January 18, 2013. The picture below shows the newly installed box with John A. Dell'Osso, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education, PRNS, whose support has been invaluable.  Find us on Facebook for more photos of that exceptionally beautiful winter day.  While you are there, please Like us and let us know where your favorite beach is.
Show Us Your Love For the Ocean
February is the month of love, show yours for the ocean this Valentine's Day with a donation to All One Ocean.

Your gift has an immediate positive impact, helping us do the work that restores beauty to our beaches and health to our oceans! Click here to be linked to our Causes campaign.  You don't have to write a big check to make a significant contribution. 

Also! Please forward this newsletter to your friends to help spread the word about our critical work.
Aloha from All One Ocean Founder, Hallie Austen Iglehart
To me, all the creatures in the sea are my 'ohana, Hawaiian for extended family.  The beautiful fish, the whales and dolphins, even the coral polyps, mysterious as they are, are my family.  I want to do all I can to help them.  Most of the threats to the Ocean are human-generated: our trash, pollution, warming.  I figure if we humans created these problems, we humans can fix them, if we use our  minds and bodies to carry out our hearts' wishes.  

Recently, when I was on retreat in Hawaii, I was asked to coordinate several clean ups of Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii Island of debris from the March 2011 tsunami that pulled a large house into the Bay, a resting and birthing place for spinner dolphins and humpback whales. I had never organized large scale clean ups before, yet with the help of my human 'ohana, we pulled it off! It was a lot of work, yet when we were finished, I could feel the Bay thanking and hugging me - inspiration to continue on with the work! I have learned that when we give, we receive back multifold.

Mahalo!
Hallie
Oceans of thanks for your continued support.

YOU make a difference!

Lauren Weiner, Director, and the Whole AOO 'Ohana
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