Hakipu'u Stream Restoration


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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Please RSVP for meeting locationKANEOHE, HI 96744

Volunteer work to clear weeds from the natural spring.


Located in rural Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range and on a private 4000 acre ranch, the Hakipu’u Stream Restoration Workday with Hui o Ko'olaupoko will guide you across streams to panoramic vista points with historic significance all while you lend a hand in restoring the native forest around a fresh water spring that once provided water to the taro patches and ancient inhabitants of the area.

Below is a brief description of the project and some helpful tips to prepare you for the event. You can also find more information and pictures on our website or by clicking the blue project title.

Hakipu'u Stream Restoration: This project began in 2012 as a two year restoration & grant partnership between Kualoa Ranch and Hui o Koʻolaupoko. The project’s goals include reducing sediment entering Hakipuʻu Stream and Kāneʻohe Bay by fencing cattle and wild pigs out of the fresh water spring, increasing habitat for native aquatic species such as ʻōpae kalaʻole and ʻoʻopu and removing invasive plants and replanting with native species.

Although the grant period has ended, maintenance and continued outplanting is critical to the project’s success. The project currently serves as a living outdoor classroom and over the past five years, more than 4000 volunteers have lent a helping hand at this site!

Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the semi-remote mauka spring and stream area using hand-tools and hand pulling small weeds as well as planting native species and maintaining a small lo'i within the project.

  • Please be on time as we need to take an easy 15 minute hike into the valley to reach the semi- remote worksite
  • Volunteers will not be allowed to hike in or leave the worksite apart from the main group.
  • No restroom facilities are available at the work site so make sure you 'go' at the meeting location.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt are recommended to help fend off mosquitoes.
  • Please wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet & muddy. You may want to bring a change of clothes or bag for dirty shoes
  • Bring a water bottle, snack, work gloves, sun protection and bug spray.
  • Participants under age 16 must have adult supervision. Participants under the age of 18, attending without their parent or legal guardian must bring the signed waiver, all others will sign the waiver upon arrival.
  • Our community workdays and volunteer events happen rain or shine! In the rare event that we would need to cancel a workday due to unsafe weather conditions, we will update our Facebook Page with the event status no later than one hour prior the scheduled start time and make every effort to contact registered participants via e-mail.

Hakipu'u work days for 2017 will be held on the 4 th Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm:

  • Saturday January 28, 9am-12pm
  • Saturday February 25, 9am-12pm
  • Saturday March 25, 9am-12pm
  • Saturday April 22, 9am-12pm
  • Saturday May 27, 9am-12pm
  • Saturday June 24, 9am-12pm
  • We also offer occasional weekday events, please check our Calendar for updates.

Please RSVP to receive directions to the meeting location. RSVP to TJ Calistro 277-5611, volunteer@huihawaii.org

We offer a variety of regularly scheduled events each month as well as weekday outtings to join our field staff and we can work with groups to arrange a private weekday service trip or educational visit at no cost to the group. The best way see what events we have coming up and which would be the best fit for you is by visiting the Get Involved & Calendar pages on our website, contacting us at volunteer@huihawaii.org and signing up to receive our monthly newsletter.

Feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any additional questions. I look forward to working with you.


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

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