Events & Workdays for Keawawa Wetland

LHKH Hawea Keawawa Liability Waiver
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2019 Workday flyers - most recent is posted first

2018 Workday flyers - most recent is posted first

World Wetland Day final flyer4 2018.pdf
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Consider joining us for our regular Second Saturday volunteer event.

2017 Workday flyers - most recent is posted first

October 14th second Saturday at Keawawa Wetland with Kamehameha students

September 23, 2017  Troop 101 Cubs and Lions at Keawawa wetland 

Oh happy the land is when there are so many helping hands. A big Mahalo to Jason for coordinating the group and to their parents.  A shout out to Carl for serving as a task manager with Elizabeth.

July 8th, 2017 - Second Saturday Workday Photos.  

A smaller yet well experienced group of volunteers tending to the native fauna.

Hope your summer is off to a great start! We are excited to share several upcoming events with you, the first of which is Wednesday (6/28) at The Oahu Club.  Join us at the kickoff to our #MalamaTheMarshes Summer Series for an intriguing talk-story and relaxing evening next door to the Hāwea Heiau Complex & Keawāwa Wetland. The attached flyer lists 5 p.m. as the start time so that you can settle in and order dinner from "The Cafe by Ethel's Grill" if you so choose. The event will start around 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Mark 7/12 and 7/19 on your calendars as well for more installments of our awesome series! Same time and place as the first.  More info on these to come.  Note: The Cafe will be closed on 7/12.

Lastly, a friendly reminder that our next wetland service day is coming up on 7/8.  Come out and help for however long you can, every little bit helps.  As usual we'll be there from 8:30 a.m. to around noon.  You can find pictures of our amazing volunteers and the work they did at our last Second Saturday below.

Mahalo nui loa,
āwea Heiau Complex & Keawāwa Wetland Team

June 9th, 2017 - Second Saturday Workday Photos

3-12-17 Mahalo to you for being part of the wonderful team keeping all of this going.  Attached you will find some pictures from our Second Saturday community workday and cultural tour at the Hawea Heiau complex & Keawawa wetland.
Shoutout to the dedicated members of the Rotary Club of Hawaii Kai! Can't give a better mahalo to our team today than continuing their hard work for years to come.  And another shoutout, to our committed returning volunteers and to some new faces — neighbors who showed up to help and learn more about this treasure just over the fence.
Check back later for our next flyer listing events for April. PHOTOS BELOW

2-2-17 Happy Wetlands Day! 
In the middle of drafting an email to wish you all a happy World Wetlands Day, we received the perfect message doing just that from one of our dedicated weekly team members, Carl Shaad.  His short and sweet note found below comes with some amazing photographs. "This morning I decided to celebrate this momentous occasion with our friends at Keawawa Wetland. They seemed to be enjoying the day." -  Mahalo Carl!


An updated flyer for February is coming.  We've moved our celebration and talk-story event at The Oahu Club from the 5th (Super Bowl Sunday) to Sunday, 2/19 from 1-4 p.m.  Hope you all can make it! Before then, please join us at the wetland on 2/11 for Second Saturdays.


2017 -  January 14th, Second Saturdays Community Workday!

November 12th  and December 12th Second Saturdays - Many hands make light work: At our November Second Saturday we hosted the Kaiser High School Interact Club and members of the Hawaii Kai Rotary.  

Yesterday's community workday welcomed many new faces from Kaiser HS and the area neighborhoods thanks to Hawaii Kai Rotary and Kaiser HS Interact (sp?). We are especially thankful to Kim (president of HK Rotary) for her efforts to keep the residents, students and local businesses connected with community projects such Hawea heiau complex and Keawawa wetland. 


Cultural educator Kaleo provided a solid orientation to the community project and Maunalua.  New wetland educator Amanda was introduced and lead a tour of the wetland in search of siting alae'ula.


Wetand volunteer Carl lead participants in maintaining and expanding the pedestrian footpath while Kaleo lead a team upland to the Hawea for tender hand work around the heiau.


9-28-16 Mark your calendar! Come on down to Mud Hen Water next week Wednesday, 9/28 5-7pm. Come and join the celebration at a cocktail mixer where you can mingle with local biologists to learn about efforts to recover the alae ula, found only in Hawaii, and learn about the restaurant's link to this special bird." In particular, this benefit will support the research being conducted by our very own advisor, Charles Van Rees and the Keawawa Wetland.



7-4-12 INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MAUNALUA BAY CELEBRATION  -  Livable Hawaii Kai Hui has participated in this event since it started in 2008.  We have offered face painting for the keeki at our booth along with the help of the Kamilo Nui Valley Farmers. This year we offered information about our recent Wetland Project at the Oahu Club.  

7-4-11  Maunalua Bay 4th Annual Fireworks Show          



LHKH had 2 tents at the IDMBF event.  One tent featured the wetland at the Oahu Club and the other tent featured the Kamilonui Valley Farmers and Aloha Aina O Kamilonui.  To learn more about these projects go to our Wetlands Page and . Our volunteers also showcased their artistic talents by facepainting the children. Kamilonui Valley plants decorated our area and were also for sale!

Alyssa Miller, Jan Tateishi, Elizabeth Reilly face painting the Keiki
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2010 Livable Hawaii Kai Hui at Independence Day Maunalua Bay 4th of July Celebration

7-4-10 Livable Hawaii Kai Hui sponsored a couple booths/tents at the Independence Day Event at the Bay. Showcased were Kamilo Nui Valley, E. Honolulu Wetlands, and Aloha `Aina `O Kamilo Nui -


Pictured: left to right: Glen Nii, Elizabeth Reilly, Mardi LaPrade, her son, Gayle Carr, Tom Yamabe, and Evangeline Yacuk. Also, many Mahalos to Evangeline and Kaumaka (Heidi) Wong for donating their time facepainting the Keiki. See you next year in 2011 !

Join us at Maunalua Bay to celebrate the 4th of July !




Donna Wong to Speak at East Honolulu Community Gathering this Saturday - Jeannine Johnson
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Environmental, cultural and community advocate Donna Wong will be the guest speaker at the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui annual meeting this Saturday at Kuapa Isle Club House at 1 PM.

Wong was most recently awarded by Governor Linda Lingle and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women the 2009 Women's History Month award. Indru Watumull and Dr. Donnis Thompson are the previous winners of the award.

Wong will be speaking on community and planning. The public is encouraged to attend this free gathering.

Additional open conversation will include past and future efforts to protect and preserve Ka Iwi, Kamilo Nui Valley and the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan. Additional community subjects are welcomed.

The meeting is schedule from 1 2:30 PM. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 864-8081 or go to:

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