Natural & Cultural History Tour of Kawainui Marsh Sept. 5th

September 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm Leave a comment

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club will begin
their Fall Kawainui Marsh Educational Series, Saturday Sept. 5, 2009 with an
introductory natural and cultural history tour of Kawainui Marsh.  It will
include possible interpretive sites around Kawainui Marsh that could be used
for kiosks and even a Kawainui Gate Park Visitor Center.  (Next month on Oct.
3rd, Dr. Floyd McCoy, geologist at UH/Windward Community College will lead
the geology tour.)  Handouts of our educational tours and service projects
schedule for the remaining of this year and 2009 will be distributed on
Saturday, and see post below for further information.

Travel back in time when Kawai Nui Marsh and Kaelepulu Pond (Enchanted Lake)
were ocean bays and the first Polynesians came to the shores of the ancient
Kawainui Lagoon, constructed their heiau, (sacred temples), fishpond and
taro terraces.  Chuck “Doc” Burrows, Hawaiian naturalist will lead
participants on a driving/walking tour from Ulupo Heiau to Na Pohaku o
Hauwahine and the Kawainui Estuary at Kawainui Park. He will explain how
these sites were used in ancient and historic periods and present plans by
community volunteers, State and Federal agencies to restore the health of
the natural and cultural ecosystems of the marsh and the Kailua Ahupua¹a.
New residents to Kailua are encouraged to come. The tour will start at 8:30
am and be completed by 12:00 pm.  A donation of $5 is requested.

Contact Kaimi Scudder at 593-0112 or reply <chuckb@hawaii.rr.com> for more
information and registration.

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Entry filed under: announcement, archaeology, conservation, education, environmental, Hawaiian culture, Kaelepulu, Kawainui Marsh, lo'i kalo, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, native birds, native ecosystems, Ramsar wetlands, Ulupo Heiau, wetlands.

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