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!
Working with our amazing community network, we completed our first plantings along the Pearl Harbor Historic Trail (bike path) near Lehua Community Park and Elementary School. Stay tuned for scoops on the Dec. 4th work day and click here for more information about the project.
Mahalo to journalist Leila Barghouty for telling our story! Weʻre proud to work with Tony, our partners and our amazing community in our efforts to restore Pu`uloa! Link to the full article
After invasive mangrove has blocked the flow and fish passage of Honouliuli Stream, our crew and volunteers have worked for two years to clear the way! This is what community and partners can do when we work together! Mahalo to DLNR-Division of Aquatic Resources, the UFWS Hawai`i Fish Habitat Partnership, KUPU `Āina Corps, Aloha Connects Innovation, the Navy Construction Battalion, Karla and Mike Rompel, Island Energy and the thousands of volunteers!
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!