You cannot get closer to the earth than by spending an early Earth Day with Mālama Hulē‘ia on either April 18 or 19. Come down to Niumalu and get real earthy by helping to remove invasive mangrove from the muddy banks of the Pū‘ali Stream. Mālama Hulē‘ia provides gloves, water and lunch. You need to come in earthy clothes (not beach wear or street clothes), wearing boots or tabis, shades and sunscreen. There are showers at Niumalu Beach Park and at the Kaiola Canoe Club, in case you want to remove some of the abundant earth when pau hana.