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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.
Please join with us on Saturday July 20th 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
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.
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@example.com> to attend the lecture and to sign up for the plant tour.
For Immediate Release Contact: Chuck “Doc” Burrows
Event is October 24, 2009 Mobile: 372-7594
KAILUA JOINS GLOBAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION TO SPREAD MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER IN THE WORLD
One of Over 2,000 Simultaneous Events in Over 150 Countries
Kawainui Marsh at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine in Kailua, Oahu: October 24th— 75-100 students from Kailua and Oahu will gather in Kawainui Marsh to form the number “350” as part of the largest day ever of climate change activism. People joining from more than 2,000 communities in over 150 countries are part of a global day of action coordinated by 350.org to urge world leaders to take bold and immediate steps to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
“These young students will encounter the effects of global warming in the town of Kailua and Kawainui Marsh within their lifetime if we don’t take real action to reduce our carbon footprints before the problem becomes worse here in Hawaii and globally,” said Chuck “Doc” Burrows, board member of Hawaii Interfaith Power and Light and president of Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi.
Around the world on 24th October 2009—from capitol cities to the melting slopes of Mount Everest, even underwater on dying coral reefs—people will hold rallies aimed at focusing attention on the number 350 because scientists have insisted in recent years that 350 parts per million is the most carbon dioxide we can safely have in the atmosphere. The current CO2 concentration is 390 parts per million.
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
The 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 back to the Windward YMCA by 1:00 pm. A donation of $5.00 for non-members and $3.00 for members 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.
2008 KAWAINUI TOURS
1. Sat. Feb. 2 – Ramsar World Wetlands Day – Kawainui/Hamakua Marsh
2. Sat. Mar. 1 – Native Plant Revegetation Projects in Kawainui Marsh
3. Sat. May 3 – Archaeological sites and historic sites of Maunawili Valley
. 4. Sat. June 7 – Kailua Bay – Geological and Marine Resources
5. Sat. June 21 – Ulupo Heiau Hoike
6. Sat. t.b.d. Aquatic Animals & Insects of Kawainui streams & Marsh
7. Sat. Aug. 10 or 24 – KHCC Poi and Papale
8. Sat. Sept. 6 – Cultural and Natural History Tour of Kawainui Marsh
9. Sat. Oct. 4 – Geology of the Kailua Ahupua‘a
10. Sat. Nov. 1 – Archaeological & Historic Sites of Kawainui/Hamakua
11. Sat. Dec. 6 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.)
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Hawaiian Civic Club and The will begin their Fall Educational Series, Saturday Sept. 1, 2007 with an introductory natural and cultural history tour of . Chuck “Doc” Burrows, Hawaiian naturalist and conservationist, will lead participants on a driving/walking tour from Ulupo Heiau to Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, the Kawai Nui Estuary at the Kawai Nui Neighborhood Park and A’ala (Lanikai) Point, places where active restoration and maintenance are taking place. He will explain how these sites were used in ancient and historic periods and present plans by community organizations, state and federal agencies to restore the health of the natural and cultural ecosystems of the marsh and the Ahupua’a. New residents to are especially encouraged to come. The tour will start at 8:30 am and be completed by 12:30 pm. A donation of $5 is requested. Contact Rick “Kaimi” Scudder at 593-0112 or email Malia Bird Helela < > for more information and registration for this tour.