Happy Holidays and warm seasons greetings from HOK!
It has been a big year for HOK! The hard work of staff and dedication of volunteers has been rewarded most impressively at He'eia State Park Estuary Restoration.
This year we removed all the standing invasive mangrove trees from our restoration site. Over the summer native birds began to return and nest. The estuary became home to a families of Ae'o and `alae `ula. And the estuary waters have filled with nursery schools of native fishes!
See some of our endangered visitors below:
Kioea - Bristle-Thighed Curlew
Ae'o - Hawaiian Stilt
`alae ke`oke`o - Hawaiian Coot
`alae `ula - Hawaiian Gallinule
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.