Honolulu City Council to recognize Hanauma Bay Education Program volunteers

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lucinda Knapman, (808) 956-7410
Communications Leader, Sea Grant
Posted: Jun 4, 2013

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay

Jean Carr and Larry Winnik, two of the many dedicated long-term volunteers with the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program (HBEP), will be recognized this week by the Honolulu City Council.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Councilmember Stanley Chang (Honolulu City Council, District 4) will present an honorary certificate to Carr and Winnik on the occasion of their twenty-year anniversaries. They will be honored at a special ceremony at 9:00 a.m., prior to the City Council meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

Jean Carr
Carr was born in Oregon, relocated to Honolulu in 1962, and has volunteered for twenty-three years with HBEP. She enjoys hiking, snorkeling, Hawaiian arts and crafts, and native Hawaiian plants. She likes to help and meet people from all over the world who come to Hanauma Bay. Volunteerism enables her to expand her routine and gain new opportunities. She welcomes visitor questions and especially enjoys those from the children; their sense of wonder and enthusiasm provides many rewards for her volunteer work.

Larry Winnik
Originally from California, Winnik served twenty-five years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel in 1991. He has volunteered for over twenty years with HBEP, and is an avid snorkeler, underwater photographer, fisherman, avid reader and motorcycle rider. When asked what he enjoys most about volunteering, he says that he enjoys interacting with visitors at the beach desk, the theater, and sharing his love of the bay. He especially appreciates the smiles on many “Make A Wish” children who visit. Through his many years as a volunteer, Winnik enjoys seeing tourists delight in the bay, and feels very lucky to live in Hawai‘i.

New volunteers are always needed and no experience is necessary. The team of over 100 dedicated individuals promotes stewardship of Hanauma Bay and minimizes the impacts to the reef by educating visitors about proper reef etiquette and the value of marine resources. For more information, please contact the Hanauma Bay Education Program volunteer coordinator by phone at (808) 394-1374, via email sent to hbvp@hawaii.edu or by going online to www.HanaumaBayEducation.org.                                                       

The Hanauma Bay Education Program is administered by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program with support and funding from the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

The University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program is part of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s prestigious School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. It supports an innovative program of research, education and extension services directed to the improved understanding and stewardship of coastal and marine resources of the state, region and nation. Science serving Hawai’i and the Pacific for over 40 years.