Posts filed under ‘Hawaiian Fish Pond’

Aquatic Species and Insects of Kawainui tour, Postponed

Aloha kakou,


Join Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi on (to be determined)  from 8:30am – 12:30 pm for a Kawainui Wetlands Insect and Aquatic Search in the streams and ponds of the Kailua Ahupua’a.  This would be a good outing for family members young and old and will be led by Dr. Steven L. Montgomery. Bring your insect collecting nets, fish scoop nets, a bucket and quart size zip lock bags.  We will first meet at Ulupo Heiau sampling the aquatic life in the springs and pond there.  We then car pool to upper Maunawili stream, then to the Na Pohaku pond and finally to the Kawainui estuary at Kaha Park.  Wear tabis or wading boots to get into the water, your collecting equipment, water bottle and a snack.  Respond to this at  email @ and/or call Ahahui at 263-8008 to make your reservations. A donation fee of $10 per adult will be requested, but kids are free!


April 23, 2014 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

World Wetlands Day Feb. 8, 2014 – at Kailua United Methodist Church

Save Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 from 9 am to 1:30 pm for learning about Kawainui Marsh and how it relates to its past and present agricultural use. Go on tours, attend the round table discussion, enjoy the entertainment, and just have some fun. Free, public welcome to attend.

Contact Ahahui for bus tour reservations led by Doc Burrows and Paul Brennan. 263-8008 or

Click on the two items below to get all the details:

2014 WWD_Schedule&Tours

2014 WWD flyer


January 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

Cultural and Natural History of Kawainui Marsh Tour, Sat. Sep. 7, 2013

Join us on a cultural and natural history of Kawainui Marsh tour on Saturday September 7, 2013 from 8:30am to 12:30 pm.  Chuck “Doc” Burrows, VP of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, will lead the tour.

This is an introductory natural and cultural history tour of Kawainui Marsh. It will include interpretive sites around Kawainui Marsh.

Travel back in time when Kawainui Marsh and Kaelepulu Pond (Enchanted Lake) were ocean bays and the first Polynesians came to the shores of the ancient Kawainui Lagoon, constructed their heiau, (sacred temples), fishpond and taro terraces. Chuck “Doc” Burrows will lead participants on the driving/walking tour. Learn about Ulupo Heiau, Na Pohaku o Hauwahine and the Kawainui Estuary at Kawainui Neighborhood (Kaha) Park. He will explain how these sites were used in ancient and historic periods, and fplans being worked on by community volunteers, State and Federal agencies to restore the health of the natural and cultural ecosystems of the marsh and the Kailua Ahupua’a.
The tour will start at 8:30 am and should be completed by 12:30 pm. A donation of $10 is requested. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or email “emai l@”  Please register early and receive more information. There will be a limit of 25 persons. Reservations must be made by calling Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or by email: email @
The tour is co-sponsored by the Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club.  We will car pool between sites.


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Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi

August 29, 2013 at 2:19 am Leave a comment

Join us on our inaugural Hawaiian Fish Ponds Tour, Sat. May 5th

Hawaiian Fish Ponds Tour

Early Hawaiians were engaged in fish farming or mariculture practices over a thousand years in Hawaii. One of the largest and oldest inland  fishpond, the Kawainui Loko I’a was located in Kailua.  Other types of fish ponds that were located along the shoreline with a wall enclosure (kuapa) and sluice grates (makaha) to control the movement of fish and tides can still be found in Kaneohe Bay.

Join ‘Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club on Saturday May 5th from 8:30am to 12:30 pm to visit the ancient fishponds at Waikalua Loko Kuapa with brief overlook stops to Nu’upia Loko and Kawainui Loko I’a.  Make your reservations by calling ‘Ahahui at 263-8008. There will be a $10 donation requested. We will meet at Ulupo Heiau at 8:15am and carpool to the various sites. Bring sun protection, water, snack and camera.

Also, at the Waikalua Loko Fishpond, we will be taking the opportunity to participate in the world wide event to Connect the DOTS on Global Warming.  We will be holding a sign (bed sheet) with a painted Red Dot to indicate the rise of sea level within 50 years that will impact this site.  A digital photo of this scene will be added to the thousands of photos being taking on this day throughout the world.


May 1, 2012 at 12:27 am Leave a comment