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Birds of the Marsh Tour, Sat. Dec. 4th

Birds of the Marsh tour

Leader: Ron Walker, wildlife biologist

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Learn about Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds and the efforts to restore the Kawainui, Hamakua and Kaelepulu wetlands.

The tour will go to Hamakua wetlands in Kailua, then to Kaelepulu wetlands. The third stop would be at Kawainui Neighborhood Park (Kaha) to look at the Kawainui Estuary and islets and, finally to Na Pohaku o Hauwahine to look at the volunteer-created wetland bird restoration project.

This natural history tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and the Hawaii Audubon Society.

A $10.00 donation is requested. We will car-pool between sites. Contact Kaimi at 263-8008 for more info. and to
sign up for the tour. Reserve your space early.

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi — 263-8008 or email to “email@ahahui.net”.

Hawaiian Coot, an endangered species

November 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment

Geology of Kailua Ahupua‘a Tour Sat. Oct. 2

Sign up with Ahahui now so you can go on the popular Geology of Kailua Ahupua‘a tour to take place on Saturday, Oct. 2rd. Dr. Floyd McCoy of Windard Community College will lead the geology tour (via car-pooling) to different sites around Kailua including Ameron’s quarry and Kawainui Marsh. The tour will start at 8:30 am. A donation of $10.00 is requested at time of sign-in on the 2nd. Contact Kaimi Scudder to make reservations asap and receive further information at 263-8008, or email Check this blog for updates.

September 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Public Lecture: “Glimpses of Primeval Kailua,” by Dr. John Culliney April 2, 2010

Title: “Glimpses of Primeval Kailua: Landscapes, Plants and Wildlife Before Humans Arrived.”

Dr. John Culliney, professor of biology at Hawaii Pacific University and contributing author of the natural history of Kawainui in the recent published book Kailua will give a lecture presentation “Glimpses of Primeval Kailua: Landscapes, Plants, and Wildlife Before Humans Arrived”, on Friday April 2nd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Faith Baptist Church on 1230 Kailua Rd. next to the Windward YMCA.

The next day Saturday April 3rd from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Rick Barboza co-owner of the native plant nursery Hui Ku Maoli Ola, will conduct a tour of the botanical plant restoration sites in Kawainui Marsh.  Site visits will be at Ulupo Heiau, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Kawainui Park and ending at the Hui Ku Maoli Ola nursery in Haiku Valley.

The botanical lecture and tour are sponsored by Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club.  A donation fee of $10 for the tour is requested.  Tour reservations will be limited to 30 persons. Please call Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi at 263-8008 or send an email to <email@ahahui.net> to attend the lecture and to sign up for the plant tour.

March 27, 2010 at 3:42 am Leave a comment

Birds of the Marsh Tour Sat. Dec. 5th

Birds of the Marsh tour

Leader: Ron Walker, wildlife biologist

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009   (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Learn about Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds and the efforts to restore the Kawainui, Hamakua and Kaelepulu wetlands.

The tour will go to Hamakua wetlands at Creekside in Kailua, then to Kaelepulu. The third stop would be at Kawainui Neighborhood Park (Kaha) to look at the Kawainui Estuary and islets and, finally to Na Pohaku o Hauwahine to look at the volunteer created wetland bird restoration project.

This natural history tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation and the Hawaii Audobon Society.

A $5.00 donation is requested. We will car-pool between sites.

Please sign up for the tour with Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi by calling 593-0112 or emailing to email@ahahui.net.

November 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

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

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.

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

KAWAINUI MARSH TOURS – 2009

THE  NATURAL  and  CULTURAL  HISTORY  TOURS of  the

KAILUA  AHUPUA`A  and  KAWAINUI  MARSH

Sponsored by ‘Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation

These educational tours of the Kailua Ahupua‘a and Kawainui Marsh are offered to inform residents and visitors about the Hawaiian archaeological, historic and ecological resources of the marsh.

The tour groups meet at Ulupo Heiau next to the Windward Kailua YMCA at 8:30 am and walk, as well as car pool, to the various sites. Return trip is usually to the Windward YMCA by 1:00 pm. A donation of $5.00 will be accepted for the tour. Donations are used to support the cultural and ecological restoration work of Kawainui Marsh. Group size will be limited to 25 persons.

2009 KAWAINUI TOURS

1. Sat. – July 11 – Ulupo Heiau Hoike (10 am – 3 pm)

2. Sat. – Sept. 5 – Cultural and Natural History Tour of Kawainui Marsh

3. Sat. – Oct.  3  – Geology of the Kailua Ahupua‘a

4. Sat. – Nov. 7 – Archaeological  & Historic Sites of Kawainui/Hamakua

5. Sat. – Dec. 5 – Birds of the Marsh (Kawainui, Hamakua & Kaelepulu)

(Dates or tours may be subject to change depending on weather or other circumstances.  Check for updates at: http://www.ahahui.wordpress.com/)

WHAT TO BRING: Backpack or Fanny-pack, walking shoes, water bottle, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, rainwear, hat or cap, sunglasses. Optional: camera and binoculars.

CONTACT INFO: Call 593-0112 for more information and to register for these educational tours, or email: email@ahahui.net or hemanumalia@hotmail.com

(There are also service-learning trips for elementary through college age students to our project sites around Kawainui Marsh. Contact us for more information.)

August 17, 2009 at 9:06 pm 1 comment

Celebrate Ramsar World Wetlands Day Feb. 16th

Learn about why Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh are listed as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. There will be exhibits, talks and wetland places to go check out. Free – open to the public.

Kawainui Neighborhood Park, (at end of Kaha Street), Kailua, Hawaii

Program:

9:00am Welcome & Opening Protocol
• Sam Ohukaniohia Gon
• Herb Lee, Master of Ceremonies
“Ramsar Designation for Wetlands of Importance”
• Dr. Charles Burrows, ‘Ahahui Mālama I Ka Lōkahi
“DLNR’s Vision for Kawainui-Hāmākua”
• Laura H. Thielen, Chairperson of DLNR
”City Support for Kawainui Marsh”
• Cyndy Aylett, Project Manager, Mayor Hanneman’s Office
“Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project”
• Nani Shimabuku, Army Corps of Engineers
“Managing Kawainui-Hāmākua Wildlife Sanctuary”
• Paul Conry, Administrator, DOFAW
Remarks:
• Senator Jill Tokuda
• Representative Cynthia Thielen
• Representative Pono Chong
• Terry George, Castle Foundation
Recognition of the Stewards of Kawainui
9:00am Wetland Exhibits
10:00am Depart Kawainui Neighborhood Park for Tour Sites
10:30am Tours Begin at 4 Sites
• Ka‘elepulu Pond • Nā Pōhaku o Hauwahine
• Hāmākua Marsh • Kaha Native Plant Garden
12:00pm Closing Remarks

February 12, 2009 at 4:45 am Leave a comment

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