Posts filed under ‘water quality’
You are invited to learn about the Kauhale planned by the Kailua Native Hawaiian Community on Jan. 10, 2014
You are invited to learn about the Kauhale (group of buildings) planned by the Kailua Native Hawaiian Community on Jan. 10th, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Le Jardin Academy.
Click on the link below for the informational flyer. We hope to see you there.
C. Lehuakona Isaacs, Jr., President
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi
Learn about Kawainui and share your thoughs about how we should share Kawainui-Hamakua with the community and visitors.
On behalf of Ho‘olaulima ia Kawainui, Ahahui would like to thank you for your interest and support of our community outreach for Kawainui. For the past 6 years, Ho‘olaulima has been gathering background information on Kawainui-Hamakua for the development of an interpretive plan. Now that we have inventoried the natural and cultural resources, developed some interpretive themes (messages), identified the potential audience, and gathered information about various interpretive techniques, we believe it’s time to share this information with the community and seek their input on the interpretive opportunities. We are asking the community to share what they would like to see at Kawainui. The input we receive will allow us to move forward with the interpretive planning process and we hope to weave our interpretive recommendations into the Kawainui Master Plan update being conducted by DLNR.
You can download the flyer for our first round of six public outreach meetings in the Kailua community to be held from September to November. Please join us at one or more of these meetings. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to your friends and contacts. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and exploring ways to share the special resource of Kawainui-Hamakua with the community and visitors.
Download the pdf flyer here: Kawainui Outreach Flyer_Sept11
Work with Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi this Saturday February 23 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm to maintain the Hawaiian Xeriscape Garden at the Kawainui Neighborhood Park (Kaha Park). The garden was commissioned by the Kailua Bay Advisory Council to demonstrate the growing of Hawaiian native plants in a xeriscape garden and how stream banks can be stabilized. Hui Ku Maoli Ola, the Hawaiian plant nursery, prepared the site, and planted the native plants. Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi was selected to work with the Windward Women Correctional Community Center and community volunteers to maintain the Hawaiian Xeriscape Garden.
We would like to encourage the residents who live in the neighborhood of the park and Coconut Grove to join with us every 4th Saturday of the month to malama this native garden. Bring a weeder, gloves, water, snack or lunch and wear comfortable work clothing for the day. Call Ahahui at 593-0112 if you would like to kokua on this project.
Check out this large article about Kawai Nui Marsh!
‘Ecological treasure’ is coming back to life
They have spearheaded the restoration of the Ulupo Heiau on the southern end of the marsh and development of a 28-acre cultural site nearby. …
Kamehameha Schools Biology classes visited Ahahui’s project sites today May 7th (and tomorrow) as part of their annual field study of the Kailua Ahupua’a. Kamehameha Schools has been conducting these field studies for over 15 years. Chuck Burrows, the President of Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi formerly taught science at Kamehameha Schools for 35 years. Now “retired,” he continues to assist the current teachers in the education of their students in the field.
Ahahui had 100 students, their teachers and resource specialists rotating to three study sites at Ulupo Heiau, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine and Kaha Park by the Oneawa channel. Another 100 will come on the 8th. Many of the students had never been to the places they visited and used as research sites. They caught fish and insects, took water samples and identified plants.
As Ahahui grows, it hopes to host more of these types of educational activities around Kawai Nui Marsh, especially by the local schools.