Putney Travel students do service-learning in Kawai Nui Marsh

July 16, 2007 at 12:25 am Leave a comment

Sixteen students from a number of states on the mainland traveled to Oahu during July to assist Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi in their conservation and restoration projects at Kawai Nui Marsh. The Putney Travel group, which is headquartered in Vermont, sends high school students to Hawaii to do service-learning projects each summer. Among the sites they work at is Ulupo Heiau and Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, which are under the curatorship of Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi. The visiting group is being supervised by AML President Chuck Burrows, Hanaloa Helela and Kaimi (Rick) Scudder. The students have worked to open auwai’s, cut and move Hau, and weed the taro lo’i at Ulupo Heiau. At Na Pohaku o Hauwahine they have helped clear brush off of archaeological sites, build trails, and weed and dig out the alien plants and muck in the wetland demonstration pond. Ahahui is very appreciative of the significant amount of work being accomplished by these visiting mainland students. Other mainland student groups are encouraged to do likewise. Call AML at 808 593-0112.

Check out the Honolulu Advertiser story on the Putney group working at our site:


Entry filed under: conservation, environmental, Hawaii, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, native birds, native ecosystems, non-profit, plants, restoration, service projects, Ulupo Heiau.

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