Photo Joe West, June 25, 2015.

Aerial view of Waia'ōpae Fishpond.

Photo Kepā Maly, June 25, 2015.

Haumāna, Kumu and Kōkua pause at shoreline to reflect on their first days of work on the kuapā of Waia'ōpae. The vision is that this is just the beginning of a renewed stewardship of the Lāna‘i ponds and opportunity to develop a culturally based sustainable food supply.

Photo Kepā Maly, June 25, 2015.

Haumāna, Kumu and Kōkua walked the perimeter of the kuapā Waia'ōpae to identify levels of sedimentation and biological diversity of the marine environment (here standing along the outer perimeter of the kuapā, with Lāna'i Hale in the background). Led by Kalaniua Ritte, the group documented the occurrence of life along the reef. One hundred feet out from shore, sedimentation levels are high and little grows. Two hundred feet out from the shore, patches of coral, pua (young fish), and limu (seaweeds) start to fill the reef. Three hundred feet out, crabs, loli (sea cucumbers) more coral and life forms become visible, and mud things out. 
 
Haumāna are now thinking of ways to improve water quality to help restore the  biological diversity of the pond to a more healthy balance.

Photo Kepā Maly, June 25, 2015.

Day 14 — (Kahalepalaoa Camp Day 4) Albert Morita, Robin Kaye and Warren Osako. Camp engineers planning the dismantling of Camp Kahalepalaoa — Bitter sweet, such a great event for Lāna'i youth and families.

Sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant through Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center with support from Pūlama Lānaʻi’s Cultural & Historic Preservation DepartmentHonua Consulting, and additional partners. 

E ‘IKE HOU IĀ LĀNA‘I — TO KNOW LĀNA‘I ONCE AGAIN SUMMER 2015, JUNE 25, 2015