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.
There will be an excellent minus tide in Nawiliwili Bay at 11.23am on 2/28/17. This will be perfect for the workday collaboration of Malama Huleia and the Kauai Invasive Species Committee to remove invasive red mangrove from the end of Niumalu Road.
The workday starts at 9:00am. We will have a lot of already cut mangrove to move into a roll-off bin. And as the tide drops, we can work on cutting more mangrove roots in the water. There will also be other work available in the Puali Wetland, where weeding of invasives is still needed.
Please join us. Meet at the Kaiola Canoe Club. Gloves, tools, water and lunch will be provided. Wear sturdy boots or shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
We are changing our regularly scheduled volunteer workday in order to join in with the State of Hawaii which is hosting the 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) from February 27th to March 3rd, 2017.
Join Malama Hule`ia and Kauai Invasive Species Committee – KISC
Tuesday February 28th at 9:00am
We’ll be working until lunch time and lunch will be provided!
Happy New Year! Hope everyone is getting off to a good start in 2017. Our community volunteer workday schedule for the year is up. We are continuing with our regularly scheduled 3rd Saturday’s (see the sidebar for dates) starting at 8:30am and ending with a lunch provided by Malama Hule`ia.
Except for January – it is being held on Sunday the 29th at 9:00am!
This month we are partnering with the Department of Education’s Nā Hopena A‘o (“HĀ”) Program. If you’ve been thinking of coming down for a workday, this is the one to come for! There will be a special emphasis on building a sense of self and community at the same time and raising awareness of the the six Nā Hopena Aʻo principles by connecting people with place. Here is a link: Nā Hopena A‘o (“HĀ”), to learn more about the DOE Hawaiian Education program we are partnering with for this upcoming community workday.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join – bring your family, bring a friend!
Aloha Mālama Hulē‘ia Supporters! This Saturday (10/15) is our volunteer workday. It would be great have some helping hands so please come on down. We start at 8:30 and go until lunch time and lunch is provided. This workday we will be pulling keiki mangrove and useing hand tools (loppers) to cut roots from around the rocks down at the end of Niumalu Road. We may also do some planting. Drop me a note firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so I know to look out for you. Mahalo~Sara
Dedication Ceremony Niumalu Beach Park
10:30am Kuahu & Opening Ceremony
10:45am Welcome – Mayor Bernard Carvalho
10:55am Malama Hule‘ia – Overview, accomplishments, vision for future
11:10am Unveiling of historic photo mural
11:25am Unveiling of mosaic mural & Keiki moon chant
11:30 Cultural History – Randy Wichman
11:50 Hula – Kumu Kehulani Kekua – Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai
12:15 Pule and Food
This 3rd Saturday (July 16, 2016) volunteer work day – we have work to do, please join us! Starting 8:30 – noon or anytime in between. Pizza lunch provided.
Also, save the date and join us August 7th 10:30 am for a ceremonial celebration of our work and dedication of the collaborative community park beautification project: