Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waikalua Loko Fishpond Workday

Volunteers wanted to clear fishpond Saturday
Learn about old-time Hawaiian fishponds while helping preserve one from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Waikalua Loko Fishpond, makai of Puohala Elementary School, at 45-233 Kulauli St., Kane'ohe.
Volunteers will spend time removing mangrove and should wear covered shoes, work gloves, pants and a long-sleeve shirt. If you have a chain saw, please bring it. To remove invasive limu from the fishpond, wear tabis and surf shorts. Water and sunscreen are also recommended. Depending on the tide, participants may also help rebuild the 350-year-old pond wall.
Families, individuals, schools and community groups are welcome, but only 150 volunteers will be accepted. Pre-registration is required by calling Ka'ohua Lucas at 843-1217 or e-mailing her at

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