Throughout the Koʻolaupoko moku (district) of Windward Oʻahu, Makapuʻu to Kualoa, land-based pollution is a leading threat to ocean health and resources. The mission of Hui o Koʻolaupoko is to protect this ocean health by restoring the ʻaina (land), mauka to makai (from the mountain to the ocean), through: (1) watershed/ahupuaʻa restoration and monitoring, (2) natural resource coordination/community involvement, and (3) scientific data and information dissemination.
Volunteers are essential to these efforts! Projects include erosion control, water quality monitoring, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration using native Hawaiian flora.
Check back throughout February for more details on the upcoming events:
Heʻeia Stream Restoration Project: Help restore sections of the stream banks and nearby forest with native vegetation, install erosion control material, and participate in educational workshops. Next volunteer day: February 20
Volunteer Days at Kaha Garden: Help maintain the garden while learning about native Hawaiian plants and local watershed issues. Next volunteer day: March 27
Water Quality Snapshot Days: Help raise awareness about water quality monitoring and environmental conditions. Next volunteer days: (Kualoa) February 6, (Heʻeia) March 6
For more information, visit www.huihawaii.org or call Community Coordinator, Kristen Nalani Mailheau, directly at (808) 381-7202.