Sun, Jan 14|
1st Loko Iʻa Community Workday of 2024
Community Restoration Day this weekend! RSVP Required Join us for the upcoming Community Restoration Day at Nōmilu (Nomilo) Loko Iʻa (fishpond) on January 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jan 15, 2024, 2:00 PM
About the event
Community Restoration Day this weekend! **RSVP Required**
Every 2nd Sunday of the month, the community is invited to participate in the active restoration of Nōmilu (Nomilo) Loko Iʻa (fishpond). We've been working to clear the perimeter of the pond of invasive plants, and rebuild/opening up sections of the walls of the two ‘auwai during the past few years. This year we are looking forward to keeping the positive momentum going by finishing the last quarter of clearing the the pond and having the fortunate opportunity to reintroduce native coastal species in place of the spaces we've tackled on clearing thus far. This first workday of the year will be an awesome one to get the momentum rolling All of the work done to protect this special loko i‘a (fishpond), serves to extensively benefit the nearby marine ecosystems. The ripple effect is real in this type of work. We have all sorts of tasks within our workdays for anyone from keiki to tutu to be able to help with, but if you haven’t come out to one of our workdays before, please be sure to read through the sign up form as it provides further information on what to bring/expect for the day.
It is such an honor and privilege to be able to work in and around the incredibly special place that Nōmilu is. We kindly ask all who decide to RSVP and volunteer for these workdays to show their due respect for it.
The meet up spot will be at Kauaʻi Coffee Visitor Center grass parking lot) at 9:30am for volunteer pick up/transfer to the pond, and to finish with the day convoying everybody back around 2:30-3:00pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided to all volunteers throughout the day. After the work is done for the day, everyone is encouraged to stick around for a pau hana lunch / walaʻau.
We are asking for an RSVP from any interested participants as there will be a limit of 20 volunteers for the day due to facility and access logistics. All participants under 14 years old must have a parent/guardian present.
DISCLAIMER BEFORE SIGNUP:
The road does require 4x4, but we will have room for around 5-10 participants among the coordinators' vehicles for the day. We are asking that only one or two other vehicles join the convoy due to limited parking space at the pond. Although snacks and refreshments will be provided, there is not running drinking water on site, so we do recommend bringing plenty of drinking water in reusable containers. We also recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty, bringing waterproof closed toed shoes or tabis, and using plenty of reef-safe sunscreen before and during the day. We will have gloves and tools provided. There is one compostable toilet on-site, but if at all possible, we do recommend taking care of business beforehand. There are restroom facilities at the meeting spot for the morning.
Mahalo Nui for your interest in volunteering! We look forward to working with you soon!
For any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email email@example.com, or call/text Tim at (808) 495-6836.
For more information on Kauaʻi Sea Farm, please visit www.kauaiseafarm.com.
For more information on Hoʻomalu Ke Kai, please visit www.hoomalukekai.com.
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For more information on Kauaʻi Ocean Awareness, please visit www.kauaioceanawareness.com.
* The form will be available until maximum capacity is reached*