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Kawainui levee does its job in protecting Kailua town

Over the night of July 19, 2014 a large storm sat over the Ko’olau mountains and rained down something like 14″ of rain. Kawainui marsh, mauka of the levee, went up in elevation from 4.2 feet to 6.4 feet overnight. It is now draining back down to pre-storm levels, but may take a while. We thank the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife for maintaining the levee with their limited resources. The residents should be happy that the deluge did not sweep over the levee and flood Coconut Grove like it did on New Year’s Eve 1988. A graphic from the USGS shows the sudden increase in the level of Kawainui Marsh.

The gauge at the levee by Kawainui Marsh clearly shows the heavy rain event.

The gauge at the levee by Kawainui Marsh clearly shows the heavy rain event.

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July 22, 2014 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Sat. Aug. 17th, 2013

Please join with us on Saturday Aug. 17th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm to malama Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. in Kawainui Marsh, Kailua. Our restoration efforts at this site are to remove alien plants and replant with endemic natives. We are also maintaining a native wetland bird habitat in the marsh where we remove alien weeds. We will be primarily concerned with weeding and cleaning up areas during this dry month. If you love native plants, this is the place to volunteer. Wear work clothes, shoes, (no slippers!) bring your gloves, weeding or cutting tool, water and snack. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or email: email @ ahahui.net if you’re coming, and for more information. Also, see Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi’s website at: http://www.ahahui.net

August 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

Community Service Project at Ulupo Heiau Sat. Jan.12, 2013

Join us on Saturday Jan. 12, 2013 at Ulupo Heiau to malama this wahi pana (sacred place). At 8:30 am we will begin our Oli Kahea and have an orientation to this mapele heiau. We will be cutting back the hau, weeding in the auwai, cutting weeds in the marsh and preparing lo’i for planting. Bring a cutting or digging tool, water bottles, bug spray and a snack. Wear shorts or long pants, gloves, hat and use sun screen. No slippers or open toed shoes! Wear tabis or footwear when working in the loi and shoes in the land areas. We will be pau by 12:00 pm, perhaps tired, wet and dirty but you will be thinking throughout the week on what you have done to malama this sacred place. Call 263-8008 or email rick_scudder @ yahoo.com for more information or to let us know if you are bringing a group of volunteers.

January 4, 2013 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

Happy Holidays from ‘Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi

Mahalo to all of our members, supporters, volunteers and organizations working to restore Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh

December 18, 2012 at 2:34 am Leave a comment

Join our Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine Sat. Dec. 15th

Please join with us on Saturday Dec. 15th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm to malama Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. in Kawainui Marsh, Kailua. Our restoration efforts at this site are to remove alien plants and replant with endemic natives. We are also maintaining a native wetland bird habitat in the marsh where we remove alien weeds. We will be primarily concerned with weeding and cleaning up areas and possibly do some new plantings. Wear work clothes, shoes, (no slippers!) bring your gloves, weeding or cutting tool, water and snack. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or email: email @ ahahui.net if you’re coming and for more information. Also, see Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi’s website at: http://www.ahahui.net

December 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

Community Service Project at Ulupo Heiau Sat. Dec. 8th

Join us on Saturday Dec. 8th at Ulupo Heiau to malama this wahi pana (sacred place). At 8:30 am we will begin our Oli Kahea and have an orientation to this mapele heiau. We will be cutting back the hau, weeding in the auwai, cutting weeds in the marsh and preparing lo’i for planting. Bring a cutting or digging tool, water bottles, bug spray and a snack. Wear shorts or long pants, gloves, hat and use sun screen. No slippers or open toed shoes! Wear tabis or footwear when working in the loi and shoes in the land areas. We will be pau by 12:00 pm, perhaps tired, wet and dirty but you will be thinking throughout the week on what you have done to malama this sacred place. Call 263-8008 or email rick_scudder @ yahoo.com for more information or to let us know if you are bringing a group of volunteers.

November 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

Join our Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine Sat. Nov. 17th

Please join with us on Saturday Nov. 17th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm to malama Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. in Kawainui Marsh, Kailua. Our restoration efforts at this site are to remove alien plants and replant with endemic natives. We are also maintaining a native wetland bird habitat in the marsh where we remove alien weeds. We will be primarily concerned with weeding in areas planted with natives and watering to keep the young plants alive and growing and possibly do some new plantings. Wear work clothes, shoes, (no slippers!) bring your gloves, weeding or cutting tool, water and snack.  Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or email: email @ ahahui.net if you’re coming and for more information. Also, see Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi’s website at: http://www.ahahui.net

November 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

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