Hakiowa Watershed on Kahoolawe recently underwent restoration after over 100 years of animal overgrazing as well as over 50 years of live firearm training.
The project started in August 2017 and was completed in February 2019. During that timeframe, 3000 hours were put in by over 150 volunteers. The goal was to restore the native ecosystem and reduce erosion and runoff into the ocean. Ways to accomplish this included removing invasive plants and planting native plants in their place along with installing erosion control devices.
Funding was provided by Hawaii Department of Health, Clean Water Branch and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project site will be monitored for plant survival and levels of erosion.
Friday night September 11th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm its Art Night in Lahaina Town! Come to Lahaina and enjoy special gallery shows, refreshments, and watching artists in action. Stop by the Lahaina Visitors Center and pick up a map of galleries participating in this FREE event!
Saturday September 12th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the 20th annual Stand For Children Celebration will take place at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. This free event will feature entertainment with youth and child related performers. The Maui Family Support Services sponsors this event in the hopes to bring attention to the children and families of the community. Come out and enjoy the day and show your support!
Also on Saturday, the ongoing restoration of Honokowai occurs every Saturday. Volunteers meet at 9:00 am at the Puukoli’i Train Station in Lahaina and dedicate 5 hours to restoring the archeological site. Bring your own lunch, water, protective clothing, and bug repellent. Groups and families are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Come help care for the land! Maui Cultural Lands is in charge of this event. Your help is greatly appreciated!