Congratulations to Mālama Mānoa’s Junior Director Jess Braden Cruz for winning 1st Place at the Daniel K. Inouye Institute’s Future Filmmakers Showcase at the Hawai’i International Film Festival, along with his classmates from ‘Iolani School, Alex Awaya and Kaitlyn Chang. The short film, entitled, “Meanwhile, In Paradise,” tells the story […]
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 […]
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, […]
by Lowell Angell The often-ignored slice of land leading into Mānoa Valley, known as Triangle Park, has been beautified with twelve new trees, now growing nicely. In a few years, they’ll provide lush canopies of shade and color to the otherwise largely open area. Several interested Mālama members, Linda Legrande, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mālama Mānoa is a proud participant in the Foodland Give Aloha program, a community matching gifts program held annually through the month of September. Donations are tax-deductible, anonymous, and can be made in person every September at Foodland locations, or when placing an online order for pick up or delivery. How […]
Fourteen people of all ages volunteered at Kānewai Community Park to pick up litter. Special thanks to everyone who helped, including our Mālama Mānoa Directors: Kimie Hirabayashi, Kama Hopkins, and Mark Tom. We really appreciate everyone making time on a Saturday morning to join us at the park clean up!