Restoring shorelines, watersheds and food systems is a "Kākou Thing"
It Takes Community Empowerment, Partnerships and More!
Hui o Ho`ohonua - a community networking non-profit has activated the community to restore the makai section of the Honouliuli Watershed at Kapapapuhi Point Park. This effort, supported by funding from the DLNR-Division of Aquatic Resources, the Hawai`i Fish Habitat Partnership, Island Energy-Texacoʻs Ho`ala Initiative, Karla and Mike Rompel has drawn over 5000 community volunteers to clear 4 acres of invasive mangrove, replant native vegetation and re-ignite pride of place. With funding from the USFWS National Coastal Wetland Conservation program, the community is set to restore an additional 21 acres of Pu`uloa shoreline and recover multiple Hawaiian fishponds. We believe this holistic, sustainable approach is providing an innovative pathway to restoring the region to `āina momona - thriving land, thriving people.