We were so honored to host an HYCC team all from our beloved `Ewa Moku! This group were hana hammahz, teachers, humble students and now part of our ʻohana. Weʻre so grateful to KUPU and these inspirational next gen leaders! Mahalo nui loa!
An Epic Earth Day!
Mahalo nui loa to the Hilton Grand Vacations Team, Waipahu High School, Mike Rompel, CM Augie Tulba, visiting ʻohana and our amazing staff for an epic Earth Day! We planted over 100 native plants lovingly grown by the Mālama Learning Center...all to restore abundance to Pu`uloa!
The Youth Challenge Academy did an amazing job clearing mangrove from both the Nihola and Pekani Loko I`a (fishponds) at Kapapapuhi - weʻll welcome this crew back any time!
Not to be outdone by the 3rd Radio Battalion of KBay Marines who adopted the entire Nihola Loko I`a (fishpond) in February, the Battleship Missouri Sea Cadets adopted the entire mouth of the Honouliuli Stream in April! Both groups have worked extremely hard to clear invasive mangrove from these important sites - helping restore areas within Kapapapuhi Point Park to abundance! Eō!
Our Mālama Pu`uloa Program Receives the 2022 Community Hero Award During Hawai`i Invasive Species Awareness Month!
Our Executive Director and Co-Founder was honored to accept the 2022 Community Leader Award from the Hawai`i Invasive Species Awareness Month, on behalf of all of our staff, partners and volunteers - our hui. Mahalo to Senator Gabbard and the HISAM team for this honor. Our hui was recognized for the work weʻve done to remove invasive mangrove from the shoreline of Pu`uloa but more importantly, the context of that work - the bio-cultural restoration of `Ewa-Pu`uloa. Click here to see the 2 minute award video.
Our First Ever All Forces Work Day
With the support of the Rompel ʻOhana, The Aligned Mortgage/Scout Hui, Multiple VSOs and our own amazing alaka`i - we welcomed Lt. Governor Josh Green, Navy volunteers and a large group of volunteers from the Marine 3rd Radio Battalion....the mission: recover the Nihola Loko I`a (fishpond)...and we made epic progress! Mahalo nui to one and all!
After working all morning with Scout Troop 316, Aligned Mortgage made a generous donation to Hui o Ho`ohonuaʻs Mālama Pu`uloa Program! Mahalo nui loa!
Radford HS, "original volunteers", neighbors and more came out to open up the Nihola Loko I`a at Kapapapuhi...and weʻre so grateful! Imua!
Our Wednesday Weed Warriors started volunteering for heavy duty mangrove removal on a weekly basis in September 2021 and....on January 5th they fired up again! Mahalo to new and veteran volunteers. Click here to sign up and join in www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa4a828a3f5c16-mangrove
Our final Community Work Day was amazing and this big crew worked to clear and entire section of invasive mangrove from the Nihola Loko I`a (fishpond). We welcomed folks from "the Sickos", The Mission Continues, J. Campbell HS, neighbors and more - mahalo nui loa to all!