The #KahoolaweFire is extinguished and the island has been blessed by rain showers over the past few days. As the ʻāina begins to heal, the ʻOhana has a huakaʻi going over to Hakioawa March 5 - 8, 2020 to pule for recovery and start planting. Thankfully, the fire stopped at Ahupū and the ʻOhana base camp in Hakioawa was spared. However, our Ala Loa field camp at Ahupū was overrun by the fire before it extinguished. We do not know what happened to equipment and supplies used for opening an around-the-island trail - chainsaws, weed whackers, hand tools, field kitchen supplies. A team will go to Ahupū to assess the damage and what can be recovered. Replacement could cost as much as $10,000. We are raising funds for the cost of replacing these items.
Mahalo for your continued support of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana and for your contribution towards our fire relief efforts. Aloha ‘Āina!
Photo Credits: Dean Tokishi, KIRC Ocean Program Manager; Poʻokela Hanson, ʻOhana Member