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Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour, Oct. 6th

Dr. Floyd McCoy with tour at the Nu’uanu Pali

Signup now for the popular Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour:

A geology tour of the Kailua Ahupua’a, including Kawainui Marsh will be conducted on Saturday, October 6th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Dr. Floyd McCoy, geology professor from the Windward Community College, will take the tour group to the Pali Lookout, AMERON quarry and Na Pohaku of Hauwahine, by Kawainui Marsh. He will explain how the Ko‘olau eruptive center was formed two million years ago and how the catastrophic collapse of the windward side of the shield volcano occurred. Dike formations and the quarrying operations by AMERON will be shown. Geological features of Kawainui will also be explained at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine. Bring your cameras, sun screen, wear outdoor gear and walking shoes.

The tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and AMERON. Donations of $10 will be accepted. There will be a limit of 30 persons and reservations must be made by calling Ka’imi Rick Scudder at 263-8008 or via email at “email @ ahahui.net”.

(Note: the next tour will be on Oct. 27th, not Nov. 3rd.)

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September 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm 1 comment

Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour, Oct. 1st

Signup now for the Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour:

A geology tour of the Kailua Ahupua’a, including Kawainui Marsh will be conducted on Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Dr. Floyd McCoy, geology professor from the Windward Community College, will take the tour group to the Pali Lookout, AMERON quarry and Na Pohaku of Hauwahine, by Kawainui Marsh. He will explain how the Ko‘olau eruptive center was formed two million years ago and how the catastrophic collapse of the windward side of the shield volcano occurred. Dike formations and the quarrying operations by AMERON will be shown. Geological features of Kawainui will also be explained at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine.

The tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and AMERON. Donations of $10 will be accepted. There will be a limit of 30 persons and reservations must be made by calling Ka’imi Rick Scudder at 263-8008 or via email at “email@ahahui.net”.


September 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Community Meeting on Future of Kawainui Marsh invite from Sen. Tokuda

Kawai Nui Marsh Discussion on Next Steps – March 28th

Dear Friends, As you know, the transfer of title between the City & County and the State of Hawaii last year was a critical turning point for the restoration and preservation of Kawai Nui Marsh. With land ownership now resolved, it is important that we take the next steps as a community to determine our shared vision for the marsh and the best way to get there. From the conversations I’ve had with our congressional delegation and various federal agencies, there is a strong interest and desire to continue supporting projects in the marsh. Knowing this, the community advocates who have shouldered the weight of protecting and restoring Kawai Nui all these many years should provide the direction for where we go from here, and what projects are a priority for the community. On Saturday March 28th from 1:30pm-4:00pm at Le Jardin Academy’s Wong Auditorium, the Harold Castle Foundation and I will be hosting the first in what will likely be a series of facilitated planning discussions on Kawai Nui Marsh. Your presence and participation will be critical to our success. Please help us, also, by forwarding this invitation to past, present and future stakeholders and advocates for the marsh. If you will be able to attend, please contact us at 587-7215 or via email at sentokuda@capitol.hawaii.gov. This will give us a headcount, and help us plan for the event. If you have any questions or cannot attend but would like to be kept informed about the outcomes of the discussion, please do not hesitate to contact us as well. I look forward to seeing you there!

Mahalo! Jill

Senator Jill N. Tokuda

District 24 Kaneohe, Kailua, and Enchanted Lake

Majority Whip

Chair, Committee on Higher Education

Vice Chair, Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture & Hawaiian Affairs

Phone: 587-7215 Fax: 587-7220

http://www.senatortokuda.com

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi encourages your participation in this meeting.

Kaimi Scudder

March 17, 2009 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Celebrate World Wetlands Day in Hawaii – 2/2/08

You are invited to help celebrate World Wetlands Day. Learn why Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex in Kailua, Oahu was designated a Ramsar Site in February 2005. On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 we will celebrate World Wetlands Day at Le Jardin Academy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be exhibits, speakers, events for the kids, free tours to Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Kawainui Neighborhood Park garden, Hamakua wetland and Ulupo Heiau State Historic complex. See what may happen to restore Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex, learn about the wildlife, and native plant restoration projects and how you can get involved in helping to malama this cherished area. The event is free. Sacred to Hawaiians, Kawainui Marsh is the largest remaining emergent wetland in Hawai‘i and the state’s largest ancient freshwater fishpond. Located in the center of the caldera of the Ko‘olau shield volcan., the marsh today provides primary habitat for four of Hawaii’s endemic and endangered waterbirds. The marsh stores surface water and provides flood protection for Kailua town.Hamakua Marsh is a smaller wetland that is historically connected to the adjacent Kawainui Marsh. Is also provides significant habitat for Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds.Fostering worldwide wetland conservation is the primary goal of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. First signed in 1971, this international treaty promotes conservation activities that also incorporate human use. Participation in the Convention brings nations together to improve wetland management for the benefit of people and wildlife and promote biological diversity.  See:  www.ramsar.org  and,  www.ramsarcommittee.usThere are more than 1,600 Ramsar designated sites in over 150 countries, including 22 sites in the U.S. Many of these sites are National Wildlife Refuges (NWR). Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh Complex is the only current Ramsar site in Hawaii. 

January 25, 2008 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

Malama (care for) Ulupo Heiau on Saturday, Jan. 19th

You’re invited to kokua (help) and malama (care for) Ulupo Heiau on Saturday, Jan. 19th starting at 8:30 a.m. and going to 12:30 p.m. Ulupo Heiau (Night of Inspiration) one of the first sacred temples to have built as a “mapele” (agriculture) heiau by the first people or menehune and dedicated to Kaneulupo. The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and ‘Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi are the co-curators at this State Historic site complex and conduct service projects every second Saturday of the month to restore the Hawaiian ethno-botanical and culutral features.We meet at the parking area by the Heiau and behind the Windward YMCA.Bring: Lunch, water, rain gear, sunscreen, work gloves.If you can, also bring tools such as sickles, handsaws, machete, hand cultivators or chain saws.For more info and to signup: call Kaimi Scudder at 593-0112 or email at “email@ahahui.net”If you have not been to Ulupo Heiau in the last year or so, you are in for a big surprise. See what community volunteers can do to malama ‘aina!

January 14, 2008 at 7:25 am Leave a comment

Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine

Malama Na Pohaku o Hauwahine on Jan. 12th. We will meet Saturday, Jan. 12th from 8:30am-12:30pm at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. (about a mile in from Pali Hwy.) to work on several different projects, weeding in the native plant areas, clearing alien plants, hauling in mulch, planting native plants. Dress in work clothes with covered shoes, bring gloves, a cutting or digging tool, your canteen of water and snack. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 593-0112 or Malia Bird Helela to register for the service project. Email <email@ahahui.net>

January 4, 2008 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine

The third Saturday of the month is our scheduled service project day to malama Na Pohaku o Hauwahine. We will meet Saturday, Dec. 15th from 8:30am-12:30pm at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. (about a mile in from Pali Hwy.) to work on several different projects, weeding in the native plant areas, clearing alien plants, hauling in mulch, planting native plants. Dress in work clothes with covered shoes, bring gloves, a cutting or digging tool, your canteen of water and snack. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 593-0112 or Malia Bird Helela to register for the service project. Email <email@ahahui.net>

December 10, 2007 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

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