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Kahanaiki Workday 

Kahanaiki is a ~3 acre restoration site within Kawainui, along Kapaʻa Quarry road, that Le Jardin Academy is stewarding in collaboration with DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife. Kawainui is historically the second largest historical fishpond in Hawaiʻi, a breadbasket within the Koʻolaupoko community and beyond. Kawainui is currently a RAMSAR protected wetland which provides habitat to native waterbirds with various community organizations working to restore abundance to different sections of the marsh. Our workdays entail a mix of weeding, planting native species and building and maintaining site infrastructure such as trails. We may use tools including pick axes, sickles, shovels and hand saws.


Meet at the DLNR the parking lot on the makai (ocean) corner of Kapaʻa Quarry Road 200 ft after the turn off Kalanianaʻole Hwy. There is a large yellow gate and grass parking lot, please do not drive further up the road. Plan to arrive around 8:50, we will walk up to the road, check waivers, do brief introductions and start our work day at 9am. We usually end work days around 12pm. Please be aware, there are no facilities at this site.

- Signup by filling out the interest form here.
- Fill out DLNR waiver form.

- Signed waiver (click here for waiver)
- Water bottle
- Snack
- Closed toed shoes/boots
- Gloves if you have them
- Recommend long sleeves and long pants
Contact site coordinator Malia Staab, (808)426-8355, with any questions. Mahalo!
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