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Event Record IconSat, Oct 19, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Student Life
Wetlands - Kako`o Oiwi
In He`eia, water from Ha`iku and Ioleka`a valleys created marshland called Hoi, where wetland kalo was traditionally grown. Beginning about 50 years ago, erosion, flooding and increased runoff during heavy rains degraded the health and productivity of He`eia fishpond and Kaneohe Bay. Kako`o Oiwi is a community-based non-profit organization that has entered into a 38-year lease agreement with Hawaii Community Development Authority to implement M?huahua `Ai o Hoi, a project to restore the currently fallow land into a working agricultural landscape. By doing so, Kako`o Oiwi will provide food security, biological resiliency, programs for research and education, and cultural and community use. Join Student Life as we help clear invasive vegetation or building auwai for new lo i kalo, weed and maintain existing lo i kalo, and learn about the cultural, social, educational and economic role of the Hoi within the ahupua`a and the moku. The event is free to all participants and lunch will be provided.
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