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Locations Foundation and Kupu Partner to Restore Kapapapuhi Point

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On Saturday, March 20, 2021, I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Locations Foundation and Kupu for Lau Kupu Day to assist Malama Pu'uloa with restoring Kapapapuhi Point Park, in Ewa.

Along with 20 other Locations Foundation volunteers, as well as volunteers from Kupu, we planted trees in an area of the park that is being restored by Malama Pu'uloa.

One of the missions of Malama Pu'uloa is to remove invasive mangrove trees from the park and replace them with native plants. This will not only restore the park's open views, but it will also encourage other vegetation to grow.

Foundation Kupu

It felt good to get our hands dirty while helping to beautify the park and learning about all of the great work being done at Kapapapuhi Point Park.

Next time you're in Ewa, be sure to visit the park and look for the newly planted trees while you bike, walk or just take in the views of Pearl Harbor. My son and I especially enjoyed the view from the Betty Nagamine Bliss Memorial Overlook. From the viewing platform above the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, keiki can look for endangered bird species, including 'alae ke'oke'o (Hawaiian coot), 'Alae 'ula (Hawaiian moorhen) and ae'o (Hawaiian stilt).

About Locations

Since 1988, the Locations Foundation has worked to improve local communities and help to change the lives of Hawaii's children and families in need. The Foundation provides Locations agents and employees with a trusted way to give back to their communities. Each year, more than 200 active Foundation volunteers donate a portion of their annual income and free time to further the mission of the Foundation.

About Kupu

Kupu, which means “to sprout” or “to grow” in Hawaiian, has a two-fold mission: to preserve the land while empowering youth. The organization provides hands-on training in conservation, sustainability and environmental education for young adults, with the goal of fostering the next generation of environmental and cultural stewards.

To learn more about Malama Pu'uloa and sign up to volunteer, visit malamapuuloa.org/volunteer.