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Tamara Paltin

Joined Kanu Hawaii Mar 22, 2010
Hometown: Lahaina, HI
Ocean Safety Officer II, President, Save Honolua Coalition

About me

I have been a lifeguard for over 10 years, I'm originally from Hilo but now I live in Kahana, West Maui. I have been getting more actively involved in important things (conservation/politics) going on in Maui since 2007, before that I was more into social/athletic activities. I am currently President of the Save Honolua Coalition a 501c3, a member of the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, a Ka Ipu Kukui Fellow, and member of E Alu Pu.

Why I love Hawaii

I love Hawaii because I was born and raised here and it is the only home I have known, I have visited other places and of all the places I've been I love it the most. I love the culture, the people, the weather, the 'aina, the kai and the possibilities for self-sufficiency.

My interests

Canoe paddling, surfing, swimming, community networking, reading, writing, Beach clean-ups, vermicomposting, lo'i/auwai restoration, spending time with family, friends and my dog Pili



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Turbidity Task Force

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 | Comments 2
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As part of the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council's clean water committee, we were discussing the best way to do something about all the runoff/brown water around the island. Luckily there was a water quality consultant in our midst who pointed out the Clean Water Act already exists and there are...



My first zucchini

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 | Comments 4
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I just harvested my first zucchini! I didn't put a paper bag around it, but it still came out perfect (no stings). We are in the process of prepping a garden bed at my boyfriends house too. I also got him into composting so we are pretty stoked! And the cucumbers are going off now too, but...



Honolua Ron Cassidy Memorial Clean-up

Posted on May 13, 2010 | Comments 0
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I am not the main organizer of this event, but there will be a community clean up in memory of local surfer/artist Ron Cassidy at Honolua's Lipoa Point on this day along with a party afterwards at D.T. Flemings beach park. More details as the day gets closer. Honolua clean ups are hard core, at...


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