Happy Camper for March 7, 2016

Ann Hanamura did not know Mark Manuel was coming to Kauai until she saw the announcement in the papers.

Mark is the Pacific Islands Marine Debris regional coordinator with NOAA and was here for a presentation at the Lihue Public Library as well as helping with the Surfrider Foundation’s huge marine netting packing.

“My dad always said, ‘If you don’t ask, you’ll never know,’” said Sue Nami, who along with Sue Mulhearn and Celia “Su” Carlin form the “Sue Club” of Kauai. Nami had a package of teeth she found while beachcombing (she said she always finds a glass float on her birthday) and wanted to know what kind of teeth they had found on one of their outings. “We love to see what’s washing in, and being responsible,” Nami said.

Ann said she went to the presentation because she’s related to Mark who is one half of a twin, his brother being Marvin Manuel who was trained in urban planning.

OK, time to catch a breath after all those Kauai Interscholastic Federation sports openers.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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