As we all settle into the second month of the new year, our staff at Hui o Ko'olaupoko already have reasons to pause and be thankful for the wonderful community that supports our work.
In just the first month of 2017 we have been fortunate to work with over 140 volunteers that have contributed 415 hours of service to our project sites and planted over 150 native plants. We have worked with students from Lanikai Elemantary School, Radford High School, Campbell High School, Tacoma Washington's School of the Arts & The Science and Math Institute, military service members and many more individuals and families.
We are also happy to announce that we will again be hosting Second Saturday Workdays at three of our urban project sites. Workdays will rotate quarterly between Kaha Garden (February 11th), Popoi'a Street Low Impact Development (March 11th) and Windward Community College Hale 'Imiloa Rain Garden (April 8th).
And last but not least, we will continue to host Third Saturday workdays at the He'eia Estuary Restoration site as we continue to keep the mangrove at bay, out-plant more coastal native species and work for funding to expand the restoration efforts and increase opportunities for educational field trips!
Thank you for your support of Hui o Ko'olaupoko as we continue our work on public land project sites and we hope you will have an opportunity to experience one of our amazing project sites with us in 2017.
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.