Aloha and E Hele Mai!
Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society (WLFPS) was founded in June 1995, to manage and implement a preservation plan. As Kia `I Loko (caretakers), restoration and preservation of the Waikalua Loko I‘a is an ongoing effort by students, community groups, and many individuals during school visits and community work days. Public and private partners are taking responsibility as stewards to breathe new life back into the 400 year old fishpond. As each stone is put back on the wall and each native plant takes root, we build the foundation for a healthier and sustainable future that honors the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Kāne‘ohe ahupua’a.
Mea ho'oulu i ka mana'o:
Future generations should not be deprived of knowing and understanding our collective past or their own personal histories because we allowed significant cultural and historical places to disappear. Preservation means embracing the challenges associated with protecting these places with passion, commitment, and dedication. Preservation means providing leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to empower communities to ensure their legacies endure. It is important to remember that the power of preservation resides in the people. In the face of ever-increasing extensions of urban centers, highways, and developments, governmental programs and activities are often not enough to protect our cherished places.
Mahalo nui loa to our contributors:
Mahalo to Pam Scrutton for your Graphic Designs as well as Kapiolani Signs for their donations to the pond.
La Hana Loko I'a
Upcoming Community Work Days
- February 20, 2016
- April 23, 2016
- June 25, 2016
- September 3, 2016
- November 12, 2016
What To Bring
- Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty and wet
- Tabis or old athletic shoes
- Reusable water bottle
Visit The Pond
La Hana Community Work Day (Watch Video)
Video By: Hawaiian Electric Company Volunteers
Download Work Day Flyer (.pdf)
* WLFPS does not allow one use plastic water bottles at the pond. Please bring your own recyclable bottle. We also provide igloos of ice water and compostable cups at each work site.