Mahalo to all of our volunteers who came out to help us cleanup Kaena Point State Park-Mokuleia Section on March 28, 2015. We had 50+ people who took precious time from their weekend to haul out 900+ pounds of debris. We focused on the leftovers from numerous palette fires that have been set throughout the park, debris such as broken bottles, cans and especially the nails that held the palettes together. More than half the weight of the trash hauled out was nails.
Volunteers came from different parts of our island and as far away as Waimanalo. We also had a family visiting from Idaho who took time from their vacation to join us. We want to thank our friends from Kokua Hawaii Foundation for helping organize the event; the Department of Land and Natural Resources; Division of State Parks provided a trash bin, magnets for the nails and plastic buckets and bags for trash collection and the Division of Forestry and Wildlife helped with trash removal.
We were tired and dirty after our day but the satisfaction of doing something positive for our precious ‘aina left everyone in a good mood. We earned our sleep that night! Stay tuned for our next event. Upcoming hikes are scheduled for Saturday April 11th or May 9th.
Please email email@example.com if you want to sign up for a hike. Spots are limited, so reserve your spot soon!
New Chicks at Ka`ena Point Natural Area Reserve
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Mark your calendars for a Cleanup on Saturday, March 28 in support of World Water Day! We will be meeting at Ka’ena Point on the Mokuleʻia side for a cleanup from 9:00am – 11:00am, with check-in starting at 8:30am. We will be partnering with Plastic Free Hawaii-Kokua Hawaii Foundation and collecting plastic to recycle for the method Ocean Plastic bottle project
Directions to Kaʻena Point (Mokuleʻia route): Take H-2 to Kaukonahua Road (Route 803) to Farrington Highway (Route 930) past Waialua and go about 1 mile past YMCA Camp Erdman until you reach the parking lot. Groups welcome!
Volunteers should bring sun protection, refillable water bottles, and gloves. Buckets, colanders, and reusable rubbish bags are helpful. Parking is limited at this location so carpooling is encouraged. Email us or Kokua Hawaii Foundation for more info.
We are very sorry to those who were planning on attending. Due to complications, our partner had to cancel the event. Stay tuned for another date for a coastal clean up!
Friends of Ka`ena will be hosting guided nature hikes starting December 13th 2014. We will have monthly hikes from December 2014 through May 2015 on the second Saturday of the month. Please email email@example.com if you want to sign up for a hike. Spots are limited, so reserve your spot soon!
The hike out to the Natural Area Reserve will last around 2 hours. Participants will make the return hike to the parking lot at their own pace, unaccompanied by the hike leader. Its a great time of the year for a hike!
What to bring:
- comfortable walking shoes
- adequate drinking water (at least 2 liters)
- lunch or snacks
- sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
Interested? Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun and help!
Friends of Ka’ena, in partnership with Kokua Hawaii Foundation and U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii are organizing the Ka’ena Point, Mokule’ia route coastal cleanup. The cleanup is from 9:00am – 11:00am, with check-in starting at 8:30am. Volunteers should bring sun protection, refillable water bottles, and gloves. Buckets, colanders, and reusable rubbish bags are helpful.
Come Join us! Please help spread the word. Other clean up locations include:
Our 2013 Annual Meeting has been postponed for a later date. Please check back for more information soon!
Thanks to all the great work of our volunteers and partners! Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, and U.S. Army Garrison helped with volunteers, supplies, organization, and fun! Together, 73 volunteers collected over 800 lbs of trash! We had volunteers of all ages including Mililani High School students, families, and friends. Great work by lots of dedicated and fun people. Mahalo to everyone! It was a wonderful day!
Our next big clean-up event with our partners will be Martin Luther King Day, January 21st! Save the date!