Spring has officially sprung and Earth Month is upon us!
April reminds us of some questions that often play on repeat for our staff, but are brought to light more during Earth Month. Will our reefs be productive in the future? Will our streams run with clean water following heavy rains? Will our next generation play in a clean ocean? Will we be able to stop the extinction of another endemic Hawaiian species in our lifetime? UNLESS we all work together towards a healthier planet, the answer is no. We must come together to provide opportunities to engage keiki with watershed education and view restoring and protecting watersheds as a community activity and not someone else's responsibility.
At HOK, we see and interact with the broader community that actively participates in environmental programs and projects. We see the families, service organizations, students and community members coming to volunteer and participate in education to make sure we have healthy watersheds, clean beaches, productive reefs and a next generation of caretakers. So, whether you've got an itch to get dirty in the field with us or computer skills are more your style, HOK could use your help because together we can do more.
To all the volunteers and supporters of our causes, and supporters of the many amazing volunteer and environmental organization across the State, thank you for helping to protect and restore our ʻāina!
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.