E malama pono i ka honua ola - caring for the living environment. As a part of the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation's on-going stewardship program, the annual wetland stewardship event took place on: February 1, 2014 (Saturday) 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More than 100 volunteers helped prepare the wetland for the nesting season of endemic Hawaiian water birds, by removing the invasive pickle weed which covers the wetland and entangles young nestlings, thus impacting the population of birds.
The Kauhale Preserve Wetland provides vital nesting grounds for the Ae‘o (Hawaiian Stilt), ‘Alae Ke‘oke‘o (Hawaiian Coot), and Koloa Maoli (Hawaiian Duck).
For more information on past events, and the programs of the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation please explore the pages of www.hoakaleifoundation.org. A‘ohe hana nui ke alu 'ia! (It is no great task when done together by all!)