Lᾱ Hana Lᾱna‘i Community Stewardship Day, Wᾱia‘ōpae Fishpond Restoration. Kepᾱ Maly photo, January 23, 2016 (KPAC3_7072)

Lᾱ Hana Lᾱna‘i Community Stewardship Day, Wᾱia‘ōpae Fishpond Restoration. Kepᾱ Maly photo, January 23, 2016 (KPAC3_7090)

Mahalo nui to all the Lᾱna‘i ‘ohana, and to special guests from Honolulu, Kehau Watson and Matt Sproat (Honua Consulting), Kehaulani Padilla (Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center Ko‘olau Poko Unit/Lᾱna‘i), Harrilynn Kame‘enui, Ikaika Ramones, and Donavan Kealoha, of Stoneshack Lᾱna‘i for Wᾱia‘ōpae design and tee shirt support.

Anela Evans, Culture & Historic Preservation — Assistant Manager, gathers group together for instructions on work day. Kepᾱ Maly, photo. Jan. 23, 2016 (KPAC3_7061)

Lᾱ Hana Lᾱna‘i Community Stewardship Day, Wᾱia‘ōpae Fishpond Restoration. Kepᾱ Maly photo, January 23, 2016 (KPAC3_7085)

mahalo LᾹ Hana LᾹna'i community stewardship day — WᾹia'Ōpae fishpond restoration, jan. 23, 2016

Lᾱ Hana Lᾱna‘i Community Stewardship Day, Wᾱia‘ōpae Fishpond Restoration. Kepᾱ Maly photo, January 23, 2016 (KPAC3_7096).

Lᾱ Hana Lᾱna‘i Community Stewardship Day, Wᾱia‘ōpae Fishpond Restoration. Kepᾱ Maly photo, January 23, 2016 (KPAC3_7074)

Mahalo plenty to the Pῡlama Lᾱna‘i staff for logistic and transportation support, Tom Roelens and Four Seasons Staff for great turnout and work, the Lᾱna‘i Lions Club for their ongoing community commitment,  Gabe Johnson “Mule” man, for use of his mule for hauling pōhaku, and all the Lᾱna‘i ‘ohana for your kokua, ‘ono pot-luck and kani kapila!.

On behalf of the Lᾱna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Pῡlama Lᾱna‘i — Mahalo a nui loa! Over one hundred ‘ohana and friends gathered with the rising sun for a journey to the loko kuapᾱ (fishpond) of Wᾱia‘ōpae to put their hands and backs to work on the restoration of this cultural property. Participants ranged in ages from 3 to 98 years old, and all shared in the experience of working land and sea as stewards of a legacy resource.

It was an amazing experience passing pōhaku to one another, many hands together doing good work in this exciting project of bringing the fishpond back to life. I ka lōkᾱhi kou kᾱkou i ola ai….

Additional links to other LᾹ Hana LᾹna'i projects



Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, November 26, 2016 — Thanksgiving,  Keone, Ko'oloa'ula Habitat Restoration
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, November 12, 2016 — Kūpuna Yards
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, October 8, 2016 — Koa Forest
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, September 10, 2016 — Keone, Ko'oloa'ula Habitat Restoration
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, August 13, 2016 — Kūpuna Yards
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, July 9, 2016 — Waia‘ōpae Fishpond

Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, June 11, 2016 —  Kaunolū
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, May 30, 2016
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, May 14, 2016 — Kūpuna Yards (canceled due to weather)

Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, April 23, 2016 — Earth Day at Lāna‘i's koa forest & Pūnana Leo o Maui, native tree planting at Hi'i
Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, April 9, 2016 — Waia‘ōpae Fishpond (canceled due to weather)

Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, March 12, 2016 — Waia‘ōpae Fishpond

Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship Day, February 13, 2016 — Kūpuna Yards

Lā Hana Lāna‘i Community Stewardship

Pῡlama Lᾱna‘i Lᾱ Hana Lᾱna‘i Community Stewardship Days Registration


Mahalo nui! We look forward to future programs working with our community and partners to preserve and restore Lāna‘i's resources!