While hundreds of community members removed rubbish along the Leeward bike path, three of our restoration techs worked to expand our Hui Alaloa Project! As envisioned by students from Waipahu High School in 2019, we are working to create a holistic greenspace - removing "rubbish vegetation" and planting native, food and medicinal plants. Great job Brailey, Nick and Garrett! Consider joining us for our next Lehua Garden Community Work Day on Saturday, November 25th from 8am-noon! Click here for details!
Envisioned by Waipahu Community Leaders and made real by the hard work of Waipahu Intermediate School Agriculture Teacher Ken Kozuma, Waipahu, volunteers from the Waipahu Intermediate and High School FFA, Weed and Seed Hawai`i, ʻohana from ʻEwa Beach, supporting teachers and the HOH-NFWF field crew!
Students from Waipahu Intermediate School cleared and planted the first section during the 2022-23 school year and now the community is helping them expand it to 7 acres of land behind the school - public lands that have been neglected for years will be able to help feed the community as this project continues...thanks to this awesome start!
Our veteran Restoration Field Techs welcomed 6 new Restoration Field Techs with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Coastal Resiliency grant...and we welcome our new Community Relations Coordinator! We are blessed to have this amazing group in our hui!
From left to right: Megan Riddle (her daughter Nova), Kaikaina Allen, Evan Uiagalelei, KianaRose Dulan, Nick Rothstein, Uluwehi Chung, Brailey Hirose-Hulbert, Garrett DeJesus, Stephen Sheeter, Kyleena Simeona, Keoki Limasa-Viena.
We celebrated Earth Day at our Honouliuli Restoration Site with this wonderful group of volunteers from `Ewa Makai Middle School, James Campbell High School, the Battleship Missouri Sea Cadets, Stantech, HDR, PAR Hawai`i, American Institute of Architects, Single Marine and Sailors from K-Bay, students from UH Mānoa, Senator Henry Aquino, ʻohana and friends. We planted a record number of native plants and did the hard work of clearing invasive vegetation to make way. Best of all our new family of `alae `ula came out to express their gratitude to everyone for all the hard work!
Governor Josh Green M.D., Council Member Augie Tulba and OHA Trustee Brickwood Galuteria Join Our March Volunteers!
Our amazing volunteers from Ewa Makai Middle School, The Single Marine and Sailors, Navy CBs, Mililani HS and UH were bolstered by a visit by Governor Josh Green, M.D., Council Member Augie Tulba and OHA Trustee, Brickwood Galuteria!
In this video youʻll also see our generous sponsor Mike Rompel who continues to donate Dominos pizza to feed our hard working volunteer crews!
Weʻre grateful for all of this support...and it reinforces our belief that no task is to big when done by all (A`ohe hana nui kealu `ia - Hawaiian `Ōlelo No`eau)
Weʻre so grateful for all our amazing volunteers - schools, scouts, marines, neighbors and friends! Aʻohe hana nui ke alu `ia - no task is too big when done by all!
Celebrating community-powered change, progress on our Mālama Pu`uloa Program and more! Weʻre grateful our sponsors, food and structure vendors, activity participants, entertainers, support staff, event volunteers, and our crew! Mahalo nui loa to all who came to celebrate with us on the shores of Pu`uloa! Learn more about the event on our festival website page.
Weʻre so honored to be on this journey with our hui!
KUPU Environmental Leaders and National Park Service Staff from Pearl Harbor were on hand to support the young leaders from Hawai`i Tech Academy as they learned what Mālama Pu`uloa is all about....the first native plantings of the season, accepting the kūleana to grow more, learning place names, oli, mo`olelo and more! A magical day! Eō!
Mahalo nui loa to to Starbucks partners (employees) and The Starbucks Foundation for recognizing how we are making our communities stronger! We canʻt wait to put these funds to good use restoring Pu`uloa to abundance!