A day in Kailua with Hui o Ko’olaupoko

Improving water quality through ecosystem restoration and stormwater management

Our team member Doris volunteered in Kailua…

Eager to catch some sunshine, I headed over to Kailua. While there, helping out with Hui o Ko’olaupoko (HOK) to manage and protect water quality was an easy choice to make. Volunteers are always needed to help maintain the native plants in urban Kailua.

HOK’s mission is to safeguard ocean health by restoring the ‘āina: Mauka to Makai. HOK works with communities to improve water quality through ecosystem restoration and stormwater management. During the activities, you’ll become informed about the ecological benefits of native Hawaiian plants and issues of surrounding watersheds.
Afterwards, I enjoyed a rewarding, steaming chai latte at Kapala Wai Coffeeshop. Through the window, there were kite surfers making their way across the crystal waters. I couldn’t help but smile, as I reflected on how fulfilling it felt to be a part of protecting the ocean’s well being.
Unite with Hui o Ko’olaupoko today! Volunteer opportunities are listed on travel2change or their website.

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