Located amid many of north shore Oahu’s famous locals, lies a historical site that is still full of life. Hawaiian Fishponds known as nā loko Iʻa, were created to be living refrigerators for people who once lived solely from the land. The ingenuity of building and maintaining them fed generations while serving as a fabric of sustainability. Tragically many of these sites have vanished along with their orally passed down traditions integral to our culture. Join us as we raise a bounty in a place meant to produce food by restoring it to do just that. From rock wall building to invasive grass removal, your kōkua will help revive a great 400 year old fishpond to be fully functional.
Volunteers will benefit from many engaging elements of Hawaiian values, protocols, and practices shared throughout the day. There are many age appropriate activities for the entire family. Lunch will be provided afterwards as we make new friends and survey the results of our efforts together.
- Revive a 400 year old Fishpond giving life to many kinds of fish
- Learn practices that sustained Hawaiians for many generations
- Experience cultural traditions including aloha, oli, pule, laulima, mālama ʻāina, and lōkahi
- Lunch provided
- Wade in the wake of ancient Hawaiian resourcefulness by restoring by hand
Know Before You Join
- willing to perform tasks in shallow brackish water using small hand tools or assisting in conditions that may be muddy