Current Projects at HOK
Hui o Ko'olaupoko proactively implements environmental projects in the Ko'olaupoko moku.
From Makapu'u to Kualoa, we address land-based pollution and watershed health as they impact water quality and the receiving waters of Waimanalo, Kailua and Kane'ohe Bay.
A healthy watershed is stewarded through Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Management
Which are achieved through:
On Site Restoration
Invasive Species Removal
Water Quality Monitoring
Projects are prioritized using a variety of tools including the Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (Kailua Bay Advisory Council, June 2007) and Ko'olaupoko Urban Sub-basin Action Plan and other scientific documents.
Hui o Ko`olaupoko offers weekly opportunities for volunteering and education such as stream restoration, invasive species removal, native planting, native garden maintenance, water quality monitoring and public presentations. Participants at every event are educated on the health of the watershed, sources of pollutants and opportunities to take individual action for watershed health and ocean protection.