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November 14, 2021

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November 6 Kamānele Park Community Service Day 9-11 am

It was another successful Kamānele Park cleanup! This morning, 40 volunteers cleared the invasive vegetation from the heiau site. The volunteers included four of our Mālama Mānoa Directors (Veneeta Acson, Arleen Garcia-Herbst, Kyle Tokuda, and Vanessa Distajo), Mānoa Outdoor Circle board members, UH Wellness Warriors, the UH Wahine Beach Volleyball team, two archaeologists, and two …

Blue Zones Project in Makiki, McCully, Mō’ili’ili, and Mānoa (4M)

As a Blue Zones Project 4M partner organization, we successfully “painted the town blue” by volunteering on National Make a Difference Day. Mahalo to all of our dedicated volunteers from Mālama Mānoa, UH Wellness Warriors, Be Ready Mānoa, and Mo’o School. Special recognition to our current board members (Andrew Garrett, JC Watson, Kimie Hirabayashi, Arleen …

Hawai’i Shearwaters

by Thalya DeMott In Mānoa Valley and many other areas of O’ahu, residents are familiar with the night-flying shearwaters and their distinctive calls, often described as the sound of a baby’s cry.  The wedge-tailed shearwater, recognized by its grey-brown coloring, is one of the most common seabirds of the Pacific and Indian oceans. In contrast, …

Albizia Assassins are Tackling One of the Fastest Growing Trees in the World

By JC Watson and Frankie Koethe with Dale Moana Gilmartin Concerned about flooding in Mānoa and other nearby streams? Look no further than invasive trees causing massive debris pile-ups leading to streams overflowing their banks, destroying property, and endangering lives. A prime culprit in these floods is the dreaded Albizia (Falcataria moluccana).   Native to …

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