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Come join us for a guided hike!

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 info@friendsofkaena.org if you want to sign up for a hike. Spots are limited, so reserve your spot soon! The hike out to […]

Albatross statistics for the year at Kaena Natural Area Reserve

Pacific Rim Conservation completed banding all the albatross chicks on the island, and it was a record year for the island- we fledged the most albatross chicks ever! This is primarily because of the record # of chicks produced at Kaena, which is because so many of them hatched since they weren’t being eaten this […]

Friends of Ka`ena Annual Meeting

Aloha! Please join us for our annual meeting on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at YMCA Camp Erdman in the Eagle Lodge from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Learn about Friends of Ka‘ena’s advocacy and position on current management efforts being implemented at the park, our partnerships, service projects, clean-ups and naturalist-led hikes hosted every first […]

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. […]

Voice your choice Award for Friends of Ka`ena from Haleiwa Patagonia

Haleiwa Patagonia awarded Friends Of Ka’ena $1,500 for the 2011 Voice your Choice Award! Once a year, each Patagonia store receives $5,000 through Voice Your Choice to be divided among three pre-selected community environmental groups. Store customers then vote for the group whose work resonated most with them. Mahalo to Haleiwa Patagonia and all those that cast ballots […]

Check out Friends of Ka’ena on Facebook!

Stay connected with Friends of Ka’ena on Facebook!   Stay updated on our hikes, events, beach clean ups, membership meetings, volunteer opportunities!

Navigating Change partners with Friends of Ka`ena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Navigating Change Environmental Education Program has partnered with the Friends of Ka`ena, DOFAW, YMCA/Camp Erdman and National Parks Service to provide a unique learning experience for students in three communities. Fourth graders from Waialua Elementary, Island Pacific Academy and Kamaile Academy have been learning about Papahānaumokuākea Marine National […]

International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 25

Be a part of an international effort to clean up our coasts! Friends of Ka`ena are hosting a clean up at Ka`ena on Saturday, September 25th. We will meet at Camp Erdman at 9:00am. This clean up is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s grassroots campaign. Every year in September, more than half-a-million people in 100 […]

Ka`ena Point Needs Your Help

Help protect Ka`ena!  Ka`ena Point has long been a very special place. Cultural and historic resources as well as threatened and endangered species are found throughout this sensitive dune ecosystem. Current unrestricted access is destroying these resources. Let the Ka`ena Point Advisory Group (KPAG) hear why we need to restrict offroad vehicle use and how to best protect the cultural, […]

Friends of Ka‘ena Participate in Ka‘ena Point Advisory Group

Friends of Ka‘ena is a member of the Ka‘ena Point Advisory Group who are developing recommendations to improve conditions in the Ka‘ena Point Stewardship Area. The advisory group’s purpose is to “engage in constructive discussion to find a balance between the various interests and user groups and to advise DLNR on preferred management solutions for Ka‘ena Point” (DLNR website, http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/kpsa). Controversial issues include access, vehicular use, road designations, camping, and enforcement. Compromise among the group is needed for recommendations that all members of the group can agree with. Friends of Ka‘ena recognize this need to compromise and offer the following stance on the controversial issues.