Hokulea Homecoming!


Aloha mai kākou,

We are so happy to share with you the upcoming events at #Honolua this #August ! As many of you probably know Honolua was the starting point for the #Hōkūleʻa’s first voyage to #Tahiti on May 1, 1976. Three years ago Hōkūleʻa embarked on a worldwide voyage to share the message of #MālamaHonua (take care of the earth) with the world and now that Hōkūleʻa has returned to #Hawaiʻi nei the crew will continue to spread the message of Mālama Honua here in the Hawaiian islands and share with us their experiences and mana'o (what they learned throughout their voyaging). Hōkūleʻa and voyaging canoes #Hikianalia and #MoʻokihaOPiʻilani will be at Honolua on the weekend of August 19-20 to engage our community in Mālama Honua action. Please #Share This #Post With Everyone !!

On behalf of the #SaveHonoluaCoalition, I am honored and humbled to be able to share with you our small role in this historic event and ask for your help. We will be working in partnership with #PuʻuKukuiWatershed crew, #AhaMoku, Polynesian Voyaging Society as well as the local canoe clubs to help coordinate an anticipated crowd of thousands at Honolua to greet the crew with cultural protocol as they come ashore 8/19/17 8:00AM and walk with our community (appx .7 miles) to #WaoKeleOHonolua (formerly #Field52) to plant 3,000 native trees (1,000 of which will be #Koa trees - Koa tree planting traditionally signifies a momentous event and connects our land and ocean as Koa were traditionally made into canoes).

We will be holding a #community #cleanup on #Saturday, #August 12, 2017 to clear the area near the boat ramp of low hanging trees (to set up two tents) and weed eat where needed. Save Honolua Coalition has put in a request to the Board of Land and Natural Resources to use #LipoaPoint for event parking (the area usually used by the World Surf League - when they hold their contest) this was done at the request of the Puʻu Kukui watershed crew and Polynesian Voyaging Society representative for #Maui, Archie Kalepa since the back field at DT Flemings was already being used by the Xterra Adventure Fest Maui that same day. There will be shuttles with Roberts Hawaii bringing folks down to the bay but we are asking folks to #carpool and #dropoff as much as possible.

#WhatWeNeed:

Volunteers for Saturday, August 12 community clean up 8AM-Noon, meet at the Port-a-potties just past Honolua Bridge bring tools if you have them (weed eaters, chainsaw, gloves, hat, water, etc)

Volunteers for Saturday and Sunday to help with parking set up, and volunteer food distribution, etc. (5AM - Pau)

#TentativeSchedule

On Saturday, August 19, 2017 Volunteers will meet at Puʻu Kukui Watershed baseyard (makai of Maui Preparatory Academy) at 5:00AM for breakfast and instructions with Archie Kalepa. By 7:00 AM everyone should be in place - shuttles will take volunteers to their designated location

8:00 AM Protocol at Honolua Bay

9:00 AM Transition (walk) to Wao Kele o Honolua

10:45 AM Protocol at Wao Kele o Honolua

11:30 AM Planting

Noon Transition to Ramp

2:00PM - 5:00PM #CanoeTours

On Sunday, August 20, 2017 #CanoeTours 8AM-5PM

Volunteers meet at Puʻu Kukui baseyard at 5AM again for breakfast and instructions

*** #Special #Boardwalk #Hike will be planned for volunteers - Date to be determined

#Volunteers will receive an #EventShirt. Please email #ASAP if you are able to commit to volunteer for one or two days of this event and let me know your #contactinfo (phone number/ email)

****WE NEED TO TURN IN SHIRT SIZE ORDER BY AUGUST 1ST SO LET ME KNOW YOUR #SHIRTSIZE BY #THURSDAY #JULY31 TO ENSURE YOU GET A SHIRT ON 8/19

ALSO EMAIL TAMPALTIN@GMAIL.COM TO LET ME KNOW WHAT DAY(S) YOU CAN COMMIT TO.

****There are no official funds for this event and we are helping to ask for donations for much more port-a-potties and other logistical needs, if you are able to donate please send checks to Tri-Isle RC+D, Friends of PKW Acct #0125

****Hokule'a will be there weather permitting - planting will go on regardless of weather.

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