Under the leadership of Ati Jeffers-Fabro our Honouliuli Project Coordinator, our phenomenal crew - Evan, Amanda, Nate and Dominic toiled in tough conditions to achieve miracles! Opening up Honouliuli Stream and pathways for restored abundance! Mahalo nui loa to Karla and Mike Rompel for their generous funding of our crew through interim funding sources!
Scholars from Leeward Community College have helped develop plant propagation methods and citizen science programs....graduate students from UHM-NREM helped us test soil, monitor sediments, reach out to potential watershed partners and more....emerging leaders all! Mahalo to these dedicated students and their kumus!
Pu`uloa calls and the community answers...with help from our partners: KUPU, Texacoʻs Ho`ala Initiative, Island Energy...and soooooo many volunteers! Our community work days are back from 8am-noon on the second Saturday of each month....and Weed Warrior Wednesdays will start soon! Mahalo nui loa to one and all!
Students from Dreamhouse, Home School Hui, Wheeler Intermediate School, J. Campbell, Mililani and Waipahu High Schools brought back "the heart" back to the Mālama Pu`uloa Program! Learning, growing, planting, clearing...and sharing the stories of Pu`uloa. Mahalo to all these amazing haumana, kumu and parents!
A wonderful group from Leeward Community Collegeʻs Kahua Ho`omau Ola program visited Kapapapuhi to learn, work and build pilina with place and with each other! For many of the students this was their first visit to the shores of Pu`uloa and the first time they met in person. Weʻre so grateful for the ho`okupu of their mana and hana today....we canʻt wait to welcome them back!
Dreamhouse `Ewa Beach coaches brought their 7th grade leaders to Kapapapuhi to Mālama Pu`uloa. We canʻt wait to see what these amazing peeps do in 2021!! Check out their website to learn more! https://www.dreamhouseewabeach.org/
With Ati Jeffers-Fabro, our new Honouliuli Project Manager leading an amazing KUPU crew - Amanda, Dominic, Kealoha, Keahi and Nate + volunteer Pastor Luiz Honouliuli Stream can flow again. Working to remove decades of invasive mangrove growth and planting native species our crew has worked miracles in just two weeks...we canʻt wait to see what the continue to do to Mālama Pu`uloa!
Mahalo to Ati Jeffers-Fabro, our new Honouliuli Project Manager for bringing lauhala weavers, kumu hula and neighbors to Kapapapuhi...so our Mālama Pu`uloa Programs truly serves community. Weʻve already worked together to plant hala and develop plans to care for wahi pana!
November 7th was Arbor Day and it was our honor to support a native/fruit tree give away to community members in Kapolei with so many of our partners! Mahalo to the Mālama Learning Center for organizing the event with Island Energy, `Ewa Blue Zones and so many others! And we brought home 5 native loulu to plant along the Honouliuli Stream to contribute to Mālama Pu`uloa!
October is Mālama Pu`uloa Month! This year weʻre celebrating with daily posts on our hoh808 Facebook ...ones that will youʻll hopefully find uplifting in these challenging times. Mālama means “to care for” and Pu`uloa is one of the traditional Hawaiian names for Pearl Harbor. In 2018 Hawai`i Legislators passed a joint resolution for an annual, statewide observance of Mālama Pu`uloa Month every October - join us as we offer you reasons to celebrate!