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Insects, Soil, and Marine Intertidal Habitat

Pacific Rim Conservation in collaboration with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, conducted an intensive three day biological survey in March as part of the Kaena Point Ecosystem Restoration Project. Insects were collected and identified from points throughout the reserve to document whether the […]

Friends of Ka`ena Re-Affirm their Mission and Develop Position Statements

The Friends of Ka`ena Board members gathered at Peacock Flats in the fall of 2009 and participated in a strategic planning retreat.  The retreat provided the opportunity to reach agreement on position statements, strategic actions and priority next steps that align with the Friends’ mission. The resulting framework will guide future work of the Friends […]

Successful Year for Friends of Ka`ena

Throughout 2009, Friends of Ka`ena (FOK) have worked to improve conditions at Ka`ena.  In April 2009, FOK became a Kokua Partner with the Hawaii State Parks.  The Kokua partnership allows stewardship, education, and outreach activities within the park.  FOK has completed beach clean-ups, service projects with schools, public outreach, was awarded a National Park Service […]

Crossroads at Ka’ena Comments

Many of the 70+ comments ( link ) for the Star Bulletin article support limiting vehicles or stopping uncontrolled access to Ka’ena. Read below for an excerpt:

Star Bulletin (3/16/2009) – “Crossroads at Ka’ena”

The once remote coastal dunes are now drawing crowds and regulators In the old days, Kaena Point was so remote, only the hardy ventured that far. But these days, the rugged western flank of Oahu lures hikers from across the globe and hot-rodders who roar over its dunes. The state is planning to hire an […]