‘Ahahui’s Service Projects schedule for 2008

March 25, 2008 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment


In cooperation with the following allied environmental and Hawaiian cultural organizations:

DLNR Division of State Parks, Windward YMCA
Invites you to kokua and malama the
Ramsar Kawainui/Hamakua Wetlands of International Importance.


ULUPO HEIAU (Night of Inspiration) one of the first sacred temples to have been built as a “mapele” (agriculture) heiau by the first people or menehune and dedicated to Kaneulupo. Later in the reign of high chief Ku’alii, the temple may have been reconstructed as a luakini or war temple heiau. The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi are the co-curators at this State Park heiau complex and conduct service projects every second Saturday of the month to restore the ethno-botanical and cultural features.

NA POHAKU O HAUWAHINE (The rock formation of the Hawaiian Mo`o goddess and guardian of Kawainui Marsh) is located on the right-hand side of Kapa`a Quarry road at the Y-intersection before entering the Kapa`a Landfill Transfer Station. It offers a panoramic view into the “piko” of Kawainui Marsh where one can observe in tranquility the wetland birds and marsh vegetation. Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi is the curator for this newly designated State Park. We are planting the 12 acres with native plants to recreate a dryland forest ecosystem. Brush removal and trail construction has revealed ancient Hawaiian terraces that align the massive rock outcrops. We are also working in the marsh, to form a wetland bird habitat. Service projects are held the third Saturday of each month.

KAWAINUI ESTUARY WETLAND BIRD ISLET and KAHA NATIVE LANDSCAPE RESTORATION – As part of the Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi restoration program in Kawainui Marsh, an islet located at the Kaha Park side of the Kawai Nui estuary has been cleared of alien vegetation and landscaped as a wetland bird habitat. Ahahui has joined with the Kailua Bay Advisory Council to maintain a Hawaiian plant landscape at Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park). Service projects are dependent upon school groups.

Meeting time for all service projects will be at 8:30 am and completed by 12:30 pm. Meeting places for Ulupo Heiau will be at the heiau parking area next to the Windward YMCA. For Na Pohaku o Hauwahine it will be on the right side of Kapa’a Quarry Rd. about one mile from the intersection of Kapa’a Quarry Rd. and Kalanianaole Hwy. For the Kaha Landscape maintainence we meet at the Kawainui Neighborhood Park.

(Dates of projects may be subject to change depending on weather or other circumstances. Check for updates at the AML blog: http://www.ahahui.wordpress.com)

Sat. Apr. 12 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’I kalo
Sat. Apr. 19 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Apr. 26 Kawainui Estuary Islet (by Kaha)
Sat. May 10 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. May 17 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. May 24 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Jun. 14 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. July 12 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. July 19 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. July 26 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Aug. 9 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. Aug. 16 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Aug. 23 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Sept. 13 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. Sept. 20 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Sept. 27 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Oct. 11 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. Oct. 18 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine.
Sat. Oct. 25 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Nov. 8 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. Nov. 15 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Nov. 22 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Dec. 13 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. Dec. 20 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Dec. 27 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)

WHAT TO BRING: Backpack, lunch, water, rain gear, mosquito repellent, gloves.
TOOLS: Sickles, pruners, handsaws, machete, hand cultivators.
CALL: Phone: 593-0112 or email email@ahahui.net or hemanumalia@hotmail.com for more information and to sign-up for these service projects.

(Rev. 3/25/08)


Entry filed under: announcement, conservation, environmental, garden, Hawaiian, Hawaiian culture, Kawainui Marsh, Kawainui Neighborhood Park, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, native ecosystems, Oahu, plants, restoration, service projects, Ulupo Heiau, wetlands.

2008 THE NATURAL and CULTURAL HISTORY TOURS of the KAILUA AHUPUA`A and KAWAINUI MARSH Community Service Project at Ulupo Heiau on April 12th

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