Mālama Hulē‘ia is a voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to improving key parts of the Nawiliwili Bay Watershed on Kaua‘i by eliminating an alien and highly invasive plant species. This invasive plant – red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) – is attacking some of our most valuable assets in the watershed. Over the last 50 years, red mangrove has been changing native wildlife habitats in and along the Hulē‘ia River and destroying the Alekoko Fish Pond. We are working for a future when all of the red mangrove will be gone and all of our ‘ainakumuwai (watershed) can be made as productive as it once was.
This web site provides information about the Mālama Hulē‘ia organization, our history, motives, knowledge base, current projects and activities, and our vision for the future. If you agree with what we are doing, we welcome you to participate in and share our journey. Please visit our How to Help page. Mahalo.
Come join us for our last community workday of 2017! Mahalo nui for all who came out this year and previous years. We are dependent on community support and your hard work truly helped this wahi pana become a happier place. We are hoping Niumalu park and Pūʻali wetland become a kīpuka for native habitat and a puʻuhonua for families to come and enjoy.
n. Legendary place.
n. Variation or change of form (puka, hole), as a calm place in a high sea, deep place in a shoal, opening in a forest, openings in cloud formations, and especially a clear place or oasis within a lava bed where there may be vegetation
nvi. Place of refuge, sanctuary, asylum, place of peace and safety.
All welcome! Please join us this Sunday October 29, 2017
Niumalu Park Pavilion
BAYADA Home Care will collaborate with Mālama Hulēʻia’s Aloha ʻāina initiatives in removing invasive species such as the guinea and ʻopae grass and plant native plants at the Pūʻali wetland restoration project site.
Mark Baiada, founder of BAYADA Home Care, recently celebrated his birthday and transitioned out of leadership. This symbolizes a new beginning for the BAYADA organization into a new era. They were encouraged to plant a tree to commemorate and symbolize this change. To give this transition a rooted meaning, they will commemorate the transition through the Mālama Hulēʻia project and by planting Native Hawaiian trees to restore Hulēʻia’s waterways and natural habitat.
Just as BAYADA loves to serve with compassion, excellence, and reliability, they also strive to provide help to those in need so they can live with dignity in the comfort of their homes.
Studies show that life longevity and health correlates to the quality of the environment wherein a person is healing. What better way to symbolize their work through a project that does the same for all who live in the Hulēʻia area, right in the heart of Līhuʻe.
President and Founder of Kupua`e, Past Executive Director of Leadership Kaua`i, and current Council Member At-Large of the County of Kaua`i – Mason Chock will lead us into a brief introduction to the history of the Mālama Hulēʻia project and then demonstrate the cultural meaning of the work with which we will participate.
`A ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pana`i
No kind deed has ever lacked its reward – ʻōlelo noʻeau
Aloha mai kākou!
All welcome next Saturday, September 30th as we perpetuate the value of Mālama Hōnua with our Mālama ʻĀina work at Niumalu Park, 8:30a.m. to 12:30.
Gloves, hat, eco-friendly sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle. We will have a jug of ice water for refills.
RSVP recommended but not required at email@example.com. Mālama Pono!
Aloha mai kākou! Come join us this Friday, September 1st as we share moʻolelo and practice mālama ʻāina. We will be providing a pizza lunch and an introduction workshop of the Hawaiian healing practice of Lāʻau lapa au. RSVP recommended but not required at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there! Aloha nō…
A quick note to let you all know that this week’s 3rd Saturday workday is being changed to be held on Friday September 1st. We will be posting more details about that soon. Mahalo~