Maybe tromping through streams and estuary mud while on a mission to eradicate invasive species isn't really your cup of tea. But you still love Hui o Ko'olaupoko and want to support our work, right? If so, I bet you can see yourself on one of Kualoa Ranch's upgraded jeeps, with a cocktail in hand, being driven to view the Hakipu'u Stream Restoration Site with narration by one of our experienced interns!
Whether this sounds like you or you are a seasoned HOK volunteer in need of a fun night out, we at Hui o Ko'olaupoko would like to invite you to our Third Annual Mauka to Makai Fundraiser featuring two events which showcase our efforts to protect ocean health by restoring the 'āina: mauka to makai.
The first event, Huaka'i Mauka, will be held on the evening of Saturday September 17th on the grounds of Kualoa Ranch and feature a tour of our Hakipu'u Restoration Project, a cocktail hour, silent auction, entertainment by local musicians Danny Carvalho and Sean Robbins and fresh island foods prepared by chefs Kealoa Domingo (NuiKealoha) and Mark Noguchi (Pili Group).
The second event, Huaka'i Makai, will take place on the morning of Saturday November 5th on Kailua Bay with a race for ocean enthusiasts. Entry categories will include a short course for swim & SUP racers and a five mile course for OC1, 2 & 6. Register here or contact us for team registration forms.
Please consider joining us for one or both of these events and help us to spread the word by sharing this email your friends, 'ohana and colleagues. Word of mouth for this wonderful event from a trusted source such as you is our best promotion! Your continued support means the world to us here at HOK. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Kristen Nalani Mailheau
Hui o Ko'olaupoko
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.