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A Message from Our President

It is an honor to serve as the President of the Friends of Ka`ena. Our outgoing president, Josh Heimowitz, has moved to North Carolina with his family. We wish him well and are truly indebted to him for his leadership during the first three years of our existence. Much has happened in those three years. Our Kokua Partnership Agreement with State Parks has allowed us to lead public outings such as beach clean-ups, sand dune restoration and interpretive hikes. Our participation in the Kaena Point Advisory Group has given us a voice in the planning of the management strategy for the Mokuleia section of Kaena Point State Park. But most of all it has given us a direct connection to you, our friends who believe in our mission and are willing to assist us in the preservation, conservation and restoration of this precious part of our island.

Our volunteer board members have worked tirelessly to keep our organization going and try to keep up with the details of non-profit management. We have slowly built a growing membership and volunteer base.  We are also excited about our partnership with YMCA Camp Erdman and NOAA’s Navigating Change educational program, which piloted its first fieldtrips in March of this year. Needless to say we have much on our proverbial plate and would like to reach out to our members and interested volunteers to help us take it to the next level. So please join us in our mission: To enhance, maintain and protect the natural and cultural resources of the Kaena Area State Park for present and future generations through active community stewardship, education, and partnerships.

Malama Kaena,

Ati Jeffers-Fabro

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