The Kaloko fishpond is located just south of Kona International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. The 11 acre historic site was developed in the 19th century when the kuapā (a handmade stone wall) nearly 3 football fields long was assembled creating a method of fishing that’s culturally significant to Hawaiians.
Your help is needed to keep the fishpond healthy. Lay your hands to the earth and join us by opening freshwater springs, clear habitat for native birds and fish, while maintaining existing areas previously cleared.
Learn about Kaloko past, present and future from a team of dedicated stewards in partnership with the National Park Service. With the help of volunteers like you, we will be able to keep a method that fed Hawaiians for generations alive.
- Potluck lunch often available at the end of the workday (weather permitting)
- Meet locals with a connection to the land & sea on the less visited Big Island of Hawaii
- Serve on a National Historic Park site that few get to see
- Learn how Hawaiians developed an advanced form of fish harvesting to spread throughout the islands
Know Before You Join
- Must be able & willing to work in muddy water, while bending, and using hand tools
- Be respectful of the area as it is culturally & historically significant
- Note: this activity is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, (not the same island where Honolulu is)