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Birds of the Marsh Tour, Sat. Dec. 6, 2014

SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Join us on the annual Birds of the Marsh Tour

 
Leaders: Katie Doyle, wildlife biologist with Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Ka’imi
Scudder geographer with Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi.
 
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
 
Learn about Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds and the efforts to restore the Kawainui,
Hamakua and Kaelepulu wetlands.
 
The tour will visit sites around Hamakua and Kawainui Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Kaelepulu wetlands. Other stops will be at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine to look at the volunteer-created wetland bird restoration project and the Corps of Engineers project in the upper marsh.
 
This natural history tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua
Hawaiian Civic Club. A $10.00 donation is requested. We will car-pool between sites.
 
Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 for more info.
Reservations required. Sign up for the tour via email: email @ ahahui.net or call
263-8008. Reserve your space early! Limited to 25 persons.
Alae ula. Photo by Kaimi Scudder

Alae ula. Photo by Kaimi Scudder

November 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

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.

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

Draft Master Plan for Kawainui-Hamakua Complex available for review – Voice your support

Kawainui-Hamakua Complex Draft Master Plan Available
The Draft Master Plan for the Kawainui-Hamakua Complex Project is now available for public review, and may be download from the project’s website identified below.
Please visit the website at www.hhf.com/kawainui/index.html
Comments on the draft master plan are due Monday, June 30, 2014.  A participant letter is also available on the project website that has more information on where to send written comments.
Copies of the draft master plan (on CD) will be distributed to various community organizations that have been involved on this project.   If you would like to receive a CD of this report, please see the participant letter for contact information and where a limited number of CD copies will be available.  
Thank you for your participation in this planning process.  Helbert, Hastert & Fee consultants 

May 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm 2 comments

World Wetlands Day Feb. 8, 2014 – at Kailua United Methodist Church

Save Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 from 9 am to 1:30 pm for learning about Kawainui Marsh and how it relates to its past and present agricultural use. Go on tours, attend the round table discussion, enjoy the entertainment, and just have some fun. Free, public welcome to attend.

Contact Ahahui for bus tour reservations led by Doc Burrows and Paul Brennan. 263-8008 or email@ahahui.net

Click on the two items below to get all the details:

2014 WWD_Schedule&Tours

2014 WWD flyer

 

January 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

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

InformationalMtg,1-10-14

January 7, 2014 at 2:07 am Leave a comment

Birds of the Wetlands Tour, Sat. Dec. 7, 2013 spaces still available

Join us on the annual Birds of the Marsh tour

 
Leaders: Katie Doyle, wildlife biologist with Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Ka’imi
Scudder geographer with Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi.
 
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
 
Learn about Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds and the efforts to restore the Kawainui,
Hamakua and Kaelepulu wetlands.
 
The tour will visit sites around Hamakua and Kawainui Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Kaelepulu wetlands. Other stops will be at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine to look at the volunteer-created wetland bird restoration project and the Corps of Engineers project in the upper marsh.
 
This natural history tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua
Hawaiian Civic Club. A $10.00 donation is requested. We will car-pool between sites.
 
Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 for more info.
Reservations required. Sign up for the tour via email: email @ ahahui.net or call
263-8008. Reserve your space early! Limited to 25 persons.
Alae ula. Photo by Kaimi Scudder

Alae ula. Photo by Kaimi Scudder

November 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm 1 comment

Volunteer at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine Community Service Project Sat. Sep. 21, 2013

Please join with us on Saturday Sep. 21, 2013 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

September 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm Leave a comment

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