This land has deep meaning for me, as a place where with family and friends I have enjoyed the natural beauty of Hawai`i for the last 25 years, and as the source of and inspiration for my daughter’s name.  I have been involved with marine debris cleanup and Little Fire Ant testing at this site, and have joined the below effort:

In 2009, MOP co-founded a partnership of individuals and local organizations to maintain and protect the properties on which Wai`ele Village once existed.  The properties were placed on the County of Hawai`i’s Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) in 2007, and, as of 2020 have climbed to position 9 on the priority list for purchase.

If you would like to know more, please read this preliminary archeological survey or this PONC Ad Hoc Site Visit report.