The team of paddlers who call themselves BC Buds may have been disappointed by not being able to compete in the storm-cancelled Napali Challenge. But that did not change their positive attitude and aloha spirit as they buddied up to pull hau branches from the mud and plant native ‘uki and ‘ae ‘ae in our Niumalu site on August 6, 2014.
The men and women crews included paddlers from the Ocean River Paddling Club, the False Creek Racing Canoe Club and the Kamloops Wailua Outrigger Club, all located in British Columbia, Canada. Mahalo to these paddlers for coming so far and helping to rid the Pū‘ali and Hulē‘ia of red mangrove and other invasive plants. Mahalo also to Keone and Dana Miyake for connecting them with Mālama Hulē‘ia.