The makai view from the Niumalu Beach Park continues to improve as Mālama Hulē‘ia volunteers clear out alien and invasive guinea grass, Indian fleabane, human opala, as well as the red mangrove. Here is what the view is like at high tide since the June 22 weed eradication day.
Much mahalo to our dedicated group of volunteers, including those who provided support: mahalo to Mason Chock for making sure that we were well supplied with water, to Katie Beer, who videographed the event, to Wilma Holi, who brought hot malasalas and sushi to energize us mid-morning, to Lorna Poe for making the ono and massive amounts of chicken luau and rice for our lunch. And mahalo to the guys on the ground who gave up a lot of sweat, especially to Pepe Trask, who started extra early to attack the guinea grass solo. Rounding out the ground crew were Yosh Lote’h and family, Buddy Keala, Carl Berg, Tom Lodico and Steve Yee.