Natural and Cultural History Tour of Kawainui Marsh, Sat. Sept. 3rd

August 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm 2 comments

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club will begin their Fall Kawainui Marsh Educational Series, Saturday Sept. 3, 2011 with an introductory natural and cultural history tour of Kawainui Marsh. It will include possible interpretive sites around Kawainui Marsh.

Travel back in time when Kawainui 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 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 Ahupua’a.

The tour will start at 8:30 am and be completed by 12:00 pm. A donation of $10 is requested. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or email “email@ahahui.net”  Please register early and receive more information.

Kawainui Marsh

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

Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine Sat. Aug. 20th Learn about Kawainui and share your thoughs about how we should share Kawainui-Hamakua with the community and visitors.

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