The national political races, particularly for US President, have taken a lot of attention. One vote among hundreds of millions can seem like it doesn’t have much effect. Locally, there are several races that could be close, where your vote will have much more power. Here are my recommendations: Hawai`i Island OHA seat — In… Read More Local Races Where Your Vote Can Make a Difference
HALEPUA`A FOREST WORK REPORT MALAMA O PUNA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 8/8/2020 TRANSCRIPT: Ok, before I dive into the report, I’d like to give you just a little background on myself. I have loved nature my whole life, and although lacking any formal life sciences education, have been consistently involved in healthy horticultural practices since 1991. … Read More PROGRESS REPORT ON HALEPUA`A RESTORATION WORK — 8/8/2020
HALEPUA`A SECTION NANAWALE FOREST RESERVE FOREST RESTORATION FINAL REPORT GRANT CYCLE 2 10/22/2019 – 4/9/2020 This report is laid out according to the organization of the SCOPE OF WORK from the original contract, attached. The paragraphs of this report have been cut and pasted from a combined document (also attached) based on that SCOPE OF… Read More Halepua`a Forest Restoration Grant 2 Final Report
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is renewing its partnerships for restoration work in the Keau’ohana and Halepua’a Forest Reserves through embarking on a new round of grant seeking and writing. Partner organizations Hawaii Environmental Restoration and Malama O Puna are collaborators in the first proposal, “Working Together to Protect Hawaii’s Vital Forests,” written to Mountain Rose… Read More New Forest Restoration Partnership
Aloha Hawai`i friends and followers. It is not often that individual action can effect significant change through national electoral politics in the US. Now is a time that we can. Bernie Sanders is a rare politician who has appeared because of the need of many people for truth, justice, and authenticity. He is not corrupt… Read More How to Vote for Bernie in Hawai`i
The first of a series of topical music videos featuring mastered tracks from Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble’s live recording at Kukuau Studio has been released. “Amoxoxo – Rainforest”, a song by Alport Mhlanga and Musasa Marimba Ensemble, provides the rhythmic, cyclical textural backdrop to scenes from some of Puna’s beautiful tropical rainforests. Video from Keau`ohana Forest… Read More Kunzwa Live Album 1st Music Video Released
Following completion of the first round of grant work in Halepua`a, a second round of forest restoration work is being initiated. LFA control and trail maintenance are expected to take less of the budget, while maintenance of plantings and new native plantings will increase. Sign up for our MALAMA `AINA newsletter for updates.
As part of an effort to share and spread the kukia`imauna movement, Lanakila Mangauil was invited to speak in Pahoa 0n 10/29. The evening gathering of over 100 people began with sundown protocols, which Lanakila shared are taking places at multiple locations on Hawai`i and at sundown at mainland locations. The pule and hula were… Read More Kukia`imauna
Overview The six months of work which comprised the completion of this grant have served to extend and protect native plantings primarily within a southeastern lobe of the Halepua`a section of the Nanawale Forest Reserve near the termination of Papaya Farms Road and the bisection of the Reserve by Railroad Ave. This area has been… Read More State Forest Restoration Grant Completed
On Tuesday, October 15, fifteen people joined in the 2nd monthly cleanup of Wai`ele beach in Kapoho. This important neighborhood location is part of heritage lands, and contains an ancient Ala Kahakai. Marine debris has covered the coastal area, sometimes washing all the way into the jungle. As part of its ongoing effort to remove… Read More 2nd Wai`ele Cleanup Bags 600 lbs.