Ahahui Service Projects

March 3, 2009 at 12:11 am Leave a comment


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

DLNR Division of State Parks, Windward YMCA, Hui O Ko‘olaupoko

Invites you to kokua and malama the
Ramsar Kawainui/Hamakua Wetlands of International Importance

on our upcoming 2009 SERVICE PROJECTS

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. 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 makai side of Kapa`a Quarry road about one mile in from Pali Highway. 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 sacred site. 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 create 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 assists Hui o Ko‘olaupoko in maintaining a Hawaiian plant landscape at Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park).

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. Feb. 21 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Feb. 28 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Mar. 14 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. Mar. 21 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Mar. 28 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)
Sat. Apr. 11 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’I kalo
Sat. Apr. 18 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. Apr. 25 Kawainui Estuary Islet (by Kaha Park)
Sat. May 9 Ulupo Heiau – Lo’i Kalo
Sat. May 16 Na Pohaku o Hauwahine
Sat. May 23 Kaha (Kawainui Neighborhood Park)

WHAT TO BRING: Backpack, lunch, water, rain gear, mosquito repellent, gloves.

TOOLS: Sickles, pruners, handsaws, 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. 2/28/09)


Entry filed under: announcement, conservation, education, environmental, garden, Hawaii, Hawaiian culture, Kailua, Kawainui Marsh, Kawainui Neighborhood Park, lo'i kalo, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, native birds, native ecosystems, native plants, restoration, service projects, Ulupo Heiau, volunteer.

Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine Feb. 21st Service Project at Ulupo Heiau on Sat. March 14th

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