Here at HOK we are excited for 2018, watching current restoration sites mature and kicking off a new project with in the He'eia Estuary site (details to come in a few months), revisiting some of our older project sites, and of course - continuing to work with the community to have a positive impact on our natural environment through restoration and education programs.
Speaking of He'eia Estuary, have your driven on Kamehameha Highway near the pier lately? Thanks to all of the HOK volunteers, hardworking invasive species removal contractors and our neighbors at the State Park and He'eia Fishpond, you can now see the ocean from the road and we are beginning to make a dent in the wall of massive invasive mangrove trees and we will continue to out-plant native plants on these 5 acres in 2018.
Ultimately, we hope our work inspires you to take action, manifests action at the government level and can provide inspiration to the development industry to incorporate native plants, a rain garden or other ʻgreen buildingʻ techniques into new building designs and prioritize funding for ecosystem protection.
Mahalo for all your support over the years and in 2017. We look forward to working with old friends and partners and meeting new ones in 2018.