Two years ago we were lucky to announce the beginning of our work to remove mangrove and other invasive plants from the estuary of He'eia Stream. It was quite an undertaking but we have come a long way and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of many project partners, supportive landowners, other non-profits and and helping hands from the communty! In two years, over 3 acres of mangrove have been removed, thousands of native coastal plants have been out-planted, and over 1000 volunteers have spent nearly 3000 hours of their time lending a hand to these efforts.
Throughout 2017, we will continue to host Third Saturday workdays at the He'eia Estuary Restoration Site as we work to clear another acre of mangrove and invasive vegetation, out-plant more coastal native species and work for funding to expand and increase opportunities for educational field trips!
Thank you for your continued support of Hui o Ko'olaupoko as we continue our work towards protecting ocean health and we hope you will have an opportunity to experience one of our amazing project sites with us in 2017.
Please visit our website to view our current projects, upcoming events and visit our Facebook page for photos from our events.
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.