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Hakipuʻu Stream Restoration with Hui o Koʻolaupoko

June 28, 2014 to December 27, 2014

This project began as a two year restoration & grant partnership between Kualoa Ranch and Hui o Koolaupoko in 2012 and 2013. Although the grant period has ended, maintenance and continued outplanting of the project is critical to its success. The goals of the project include reducing sediment entering Hakipuʻu Stream and Kaneohe Bay and increasing habitat for native aquatic species such as 'opae and 'o'opu.


Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the semi-remote mauka spring and stream area using handsaws and hand pulling small weeds as well as planting native species and maintaining a small lo'i within the project.


Upcoming Hakipu'u work days for 2014 are:

Saturday, June 28, 9am-12am.

Saturday, August 23, 9am-12am.

Saturday, October 25, 9am-12am.

Saturday, December 27, 9am-12am.


Space for this workday is limited---PLEASE RSVP to reserve your spot and receive directions to the meeting location. RSVP to Kristen Nalani Mailheau at 381-7202 or nalani@huihawaii.org. Please notify of cancellations as well.


  • An easy 15 minute hike into the valley is required to reach the semi-remote worksite
  • Volunteers will not be allowed to hike in or leave the worksite apart from the main group, so please be on time.
  • No restroom facilities are available at the work site so make sure you 'go' at the meeting location.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required, long pants and a long sleeve shirt are recommended to help fend off mosquitoes.
  • Please wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet & muddy.
  • Bring a water bottle, snack, work gloves and bug spray.
  • Participants under age 16 must have adult supervision.
  • Participants under the age of 18, attending without their parent or legal guardian must bring the signed waiver.