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Sat, Apr 06


Kahanaiki (part of Kawainui Marsh)

"FOR x CHANGE " Kahanaiki Restoration at Kawainui w/ DLNR

Kahanaiki is a 3-acre restoration site within Kawainui stewarded by Le Jardin Academy + DLNR DOFAW. This partnership aims to restore ecosystems, increase community connection to place, and promote outdoor and environmental education within and beyond Kailua.

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"FOR x CHANGE " Kahanaiki Restoration at Kawainui w/ DLNR
"FOR x CHANGE " Kahanaiki Restoration at Kawainui w/ DLNR

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kahanaiki (part of Kawainui Marsh), Kailua, HI 96734, USA


About the event

About: Kawainui is the second largest historical fishpond in Hawaiʻi and a protected wetland that provides habitat to native waterbirds, including the endangered aeʻo, ʻalaeʻula, ʻalae keʻokeʻo and kōloa maoli. 

This restoration event will involve weeding and planting native species. We may use tools like pick axes, sickles, shovels, and hand saws. Come prepared to get muddy!

Parking: Meet at the DLNR the parking lot on the makai (ocean) corner of Kapaʻa Quarry Road, 200 ft. after the turn off of Kalanianaʻole Hwy. There is a large yellow gate and grass parking lot; please do not drive further up the road.

Restrooms: The closest bathroom is at Le Jardin Academy across the street, or a nearby bush of your choice. If you choose a bush, be prepared to pack out any waste and rubbish.

Difficulty: Easy (2/5)

What to expect: 

8:50am - Arrive and walk up the road to sign waivers.

9am - Brief introductions and start restoration. 

12pm - Pau.

Tools: All tools will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

What to bring:

Signed waiver (print and bring with you).

– Reusable water bottle(s) and plenty of water (3 liters recommended).

– Clothing that can get dirty (long-sleeve shirt and pants highly recommended).

– Closed-toe shoes/boots.

– Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

– Mosquito repellent.

– Any medications needed, such as EpiPens. Please notify staff if you have any allergies that may require an EpiPen.

– Rain jacket (in case of inclement weather).

Contact site coordinator Malia Staab at (808) 426-8355, with any questions. Mahalo!

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