The Hoakalei Cultural Foundation is honored to share that the first section of the interpretive trail at the mauka end of the Kauhale Preservation Area is now completed and available, by appointment for group visits. Community residents, schools groups and others who wish to explore our island heritage are invited to call (808.744.8806) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements.
The work was labor intensive, and done through the support of many helping hands. The photos which display on the side of this article take you through a history of the work from mid 2007 to early 2013. Archaeologists from the firm of Thomas S. Dye and Associates; native plant and habitat restoration specialists from Hui Ku Maoli Ola; and construction crews with Robert Stay all worked closely with the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation to facilitate returning the land back to a place of respect and value. Major funding for the preservation project was generously provided by Haseko who has committed resources to caring for three preservation sites on the larger Hoakalei development parcel, and restoration of the mile long stretch of state shoreline fronting the development.
Wahi mai nā Kūpuna – “A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia!” (It is no big task when done together by all!)