Community Meeting! Wednesday January 27th 5pm

While our mission continues to focus on the removal of mangrove, through our organizational growth and experience with our demonstration site at Pu’ali stream, we have learned the importance of continuing our community engagement efforts.  We are further convinced that it will take a whole community to recognize the importance of Hulēʻia as an important resource and commit to an ongoing investment in seeing our resources thrive for future generations.

After 2 years of clearing and replanting, we believe, the Pu’ali demonstration site is a perfect location to serve as a community hub to share the values and history of the Hulēʻia estuary.  A natural extension of Niumalu park has formed out of the clearing transforming it into a natural habitat for native species providing access for both visitors and families.  With Pu’ali stream freed from mangrove, it will need continued attention and maintenance opening up the opportunities for community connection. Focus on the Pu’ali site and Niumalu park revitalization will provide an avenue for continued community engagement and a public location the community can be proud of.  School groups will be able to help shape and contribute to the new park area in many ways including continued stewardship, ecosystem studies, planting of native species, educational signage and recreation.

It is Mālama Hulēʻia’s intent to continue the beautification of Pu’ali and utilize it as a learning site where the community can participate and be in touch with ongoing eradication efforts towards Alekoko.

We have submitted a proposal along with our partner Hale ‘Ōpio to the County Parks and Recreation Department:

Niumalu Beach Park Proposal Malama Huleia

Hale Opio Niumalu Beach Park Art Proposal

They are hosting a community meeting Wednesday, January 27th at 5pm for us to gather community input on our vision for the park.  Please join us! If you can’t make it but have comments please email malamahuleia@gmail.com.

 

 

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6 Responses to Community Meeting! Wednesday January 27th 5pm

  1. aktraskjr@gmail.com says:

    Aloha Kakahiaka Sara … Excellent Notice, I’m excited and will be there.

    Mahalo,

    Pepe Trask 808-635-7867 aktraskjr@gmail.com

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  2. Don says:

    Mahalo Sara, great job, I’ll be there!

  3. Lyn McNutt says:

    where is the meeting?

    On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:38 AM, “Mālama Hulē‘ia” wrote:

    > sarabowen posted: “While our mission continues to focus on the removal of > mangrove, through our organizational growth and experience with our > demonstration site at Pu’ali stream, we have learned the importance of > continuing our community engagement efforts. We are further ” >

  4. Lyn McNutt says:

    Hey, Carol Yotsuda from the Garden Island Art Council lives in your ahupuaa. Is she part of the art project yet?

    On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:38 AM, “Mālama Hulē‘ia” wrote:

    > sarabowen posted: “While our mission continues to focus on the removal of > mangrove, through our organizational growth and experience with our > demonstration site at Pu’ali stream, we have learned the importance of > continuing our community engagement efforts. We are further ” >

  5. sarabowen says:

    I don’t believe Carol has been involved in our project yet. Please forward her the information in case she is interested and has not been notified of the meeting yet.

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