Volunteer at Loko Paaiau Fishpond on Earth Day

HHF In the Field

Last week, HHF staff participated in the annual Cultural Resources Management meetings with Navy Region Hawai`i and Marine Corps Base Hawai`i this week. The 4 days of meetings and site visits are held to review all preservation actions from the previous year and prepare for coordination for anticipated projects in the coming year.

The meetings included an opportunity for site visits to nearby historical and cultural sites and a memorable one was the trip to Loko Paaiau fishpond which is about 400 years old.

Volunteer to help clean up the fishpond on Earth Day, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Sailors and local volunteers pick invasive mangroves out of the ground during a July 18 cleanup at the ancient fishpond, Loko Pa’aiau, at McGrew Point Navy housing on Oahu. The fishpond restoration started September 2014 and is an ongoing cultural resources project involving the Navy and the local community. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Laurie Dexter

The Navy and the Aiea Native Hawaiian Civic Club are partnering to clean up the Loko Paaiau fishpond.

Volunteer for clean-up efforts this Earth Day and help remove invasive vegetation and plant native vegetation.  Other volunteer activities may include trash pick up and restoration of the makai wall and other features.

 

 

Volunteers will be briefed on the archaeological and cultural background of the fishpond, natural resources of the area and storm water issues.

They’ll be time for question and answers and light snacks will be provided.

To volunteer, contact Jeff Pantaleo, 471-1171 X368 / jeff.pantaleo@navy.mil by April 17.

 

2017-04-21T01:00:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|