Posts filed under ‘Kawainui’

Ulupo Heiau community work day Oct. 14, 2017

Join us at Ulupō Heiau on Saturday morning October 14, 2017, from 8:30 to noon, when the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club and ‘Ahahui Mālama i ka Lōkahi conduct their monthly community work day at this extraordinary wahi pana (celebrated, storied place). We will meet in the lower parking lot of the Kailua YMCA, begin with oli and orientation, and form up into work crews whose assignments usually include cutting back hau, weeding walls and ‘auwai, clearing out invasives at our bird pond, and preparing/maintaining lo’i kalo. Bring a cutting or digging tool, water bottles, bug spray, sunscreen, and a snack. Wear shorts or long pants, gloves, and hat. Please: no slippers or open toed shoes! Wear tabis or similar footwear when working in the lo‘i and wetland, and wear sturdy shoes in the dry land areas. All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver (available that morning from the coordinators) prior to participating in the work. E alu, e alu, e kuilima, letʻs all join hands together in the work! Mahalo!

Questions? Contact Ahahui at 263-8008, or email to:



December 31, 2015 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

Join us on our annual Native Plants of Kawainui Tour, Sat. May 2, 2015

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club are conducting a Native Plants of Kawainui Tour on May 2, 2015. We start at 8:30 am. Mark your calendar. The tour will be led by Rick Barboza of Hui Ku Maoli Ola nursery. We’ll car pool between sites. The tour will visit Ulupo Heiau ethnobotanical restoration site, and Na Pohaku o Hauwahine native forest and wetland restoration site along Kapaa Quarry Road, and for those interested, an optional tour of the Hui Ku Maoli Ola nursery in Haiku. Learn about what native plants exist in the Kailua area of Kawainui, what uses were made of these plants and what is being done to restore Kawainui with more native plants. Donation of $10 is suggested. Casual outdoor wear. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, camera, water. Wear good walking shoes. Tour limited to 25 persons, so sign up early.

Register early with Ahahui for this popular tour by calling Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008, or emailing “email @”

April 22, 2015 at 1:09 am 1 comment

Help restore a native forest at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Please volunteer with us on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm to help restore Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. in Kawainui Marsh, Kailua. Our restoration efforts at this site include removing alien plants and restoring with native plants. We are also maintaining a native wetland bird habitat in the marsh where we remove alien weeds. We will be primarily concerned with weeding and cleaning up areas and possibly do some new native plantings. Earn community service hours. Wear work clothes, shoes, (no slippers!) bring your gloves, weeding or cutting tool, bug spray, water and snack. Contact Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or email: if you’re coming and for more information.

March 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm 1 comment