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, […]
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!
Aloha Mālama Mānoa! Thank you to our Board Members and fourteen volunteers, including an archaeologist from OASES, who participated in the invasive vegetation removal at the heiau site. It was an ideal, collaborative service project because we had volunteers representing various organizations including Mālama Mānoa, Mānoa Outdoor Circle, Blue Zones […]
Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership manager, JC Watson, shares how to identify Albizia (Falcataria moluccana), a highly invasive species in Hawai’i and the fastest growing tree in the world, in the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJqW96rK-3I For more information and resources, go to koolauwatershed.org/albizia
Phyllis offering an invitation to forest bathing participants, 2019. Credit: Elyse Butler/Hana Hou! Magazine by Phyllis Look For those of us who call Mānoa home, we know when we’ve crossed that invisible threshold on our return mauka. Immediately, we feel the Valley’s cool, green embrace, we breathe easier, our hearts […]