Although this may feel like a time of uncertainty, we are coming to a global understanding of how closely our communities are interconnected. We at HOK are doing everything we can to safely and responsibly fulfill our mission and vision, while also fulfilling our civic responsibilities towards protecting the overall health of the community. HOK staff has canceled all volunteer events through the month of April and our core staff will check on our project sites once weekly while the others tele-work.
Volunteers have always been a driving force behind HOK's projects and now, more than ever, we reflect on our gratitude to the 18,000+ volunteers that have served HOK over the last ten years. Without the help of these volunteers our small team would never be able to accomplish mass clearing and out-planting that has kept out sites progressing and looking amazing. We miss our regular volunteers, the school groups, and island visitors, and so many others, but we know that distance for now is the best option. We look forward to seeing you again in person!
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.