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PHOTOS BY DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Windward Community College student Daniel Egrete and Nature Conservancy staff member Evelyn Wight collected plants from a part of the pond filled with mud and overrun with invasive species.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Community volunteers, students from Dave Krupp’s Hawaiian fishpond class at Windward Community College, and staff members from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i worked Saturday to remove invasive algae from Waikalua Loko Fishpond in Kaneohe.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM After Saturday’s cleanup of Waikalua Loko Fishpond in Kaneohe, volunteers celebrated by picking up piles of algae and throwing the seaweed into the air. About 6,150 pounds of invasive algae was collected.