Volunteers of all ages and families - join us for a day clearing, restoring and replanting the surrounding areas and lo'i of the Ulupō Heiau and Kawainui Fishpond located in the back of the Windward YMCA.
For the past year, guided by our cultural advisor Kaleo Wong of Hikaʻalani and under the collective leadership of Hikaʻalani, ʻAhahui Mālama I Ka Lōkahi, Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Windward YMCA Togetherhood and Let's Move Outside Programs, volunteers of all ages and families have come together for project work days to learn of the historical and spiritual significance of Ulupō Heiau, gain a sense of place and belonging, work to preserve the area, and cultivate the vegetative species being grown on the land including kalo (taro) being grown in lo’i patches.
We will have a variety of work groups available to meet the abilities and interests of volunteers of all ages ranging from painting signs, clearing invasive plants, rocks and sticks to working in the lo'i.
Front and back parking lots of Windward YMCA
-Mosquito Repellent (We have noticed that there has been mosquitoes recently in the area.)
-Reef Walkers or going barefoot work best in the muddy loʻi (unless you have rubber boots - even better)