View of Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach, South Kohala

In Honor of National Trails Day 2013 on Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

Keep Puako Beautiful and Hawaii Wildlife Fund will team up with Keep Hawaii Beautiful, Recycle Hawaii, Hawaii State Parks and Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to host a shoreline hiking clean up from Kanekanaka Pt. to Hapuna Pt. Volunteers and vehicles are needed to pick up litter on the trail and connector roads, to document findings, load into transport vehicles and dispose of at the PuakoTransfer Station.

Date: June 15, 2013, Saturday
Time: 7:00 AM - 12 noon
Meet: Beach 67 - To access Kanekanaka Point for orientation: Drive down Puako Beach Dr., turn right and on to Old Puako Rd and go north to Beach 67. Turn left at the "parking sign" and drive makai 1/8 mile to meet for orientation.

Wear proper shoes and attire for walking on dirt trails. Sun protection & sunscreen recommended. Bring heavy work gloves, refillable water bottle, & buckets for recyclables. We provide some lite work gloves, litter pickers, bags, water jug & cups. First aid kit & lifeguard on site. Instructions on safety and potential hazards for clean-up will be presented at check in station.

For details or to sign up: email or call 769-7629

pali o kohala

Cliffs of Kohala

Photo courtesy of Mark Grandoni

A Music and Talk story event will be held in Kohala Sunday October 21, 2012 from 4 to 7pm on the lawn at the Senior Center (Old Courthouse) in Kapaau. It is a time to have fun and celebrate Kohala through music and stories. Entertainment is planned but there will be an open mike for anyone to share. A plantation-era clothing contest will be held.

The gathering is put together by several Kohala groups including Kohala Lihikai, the National Park Foundation, Ala Kahakai Trail Association and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. This is the second of four events being held along the corridor of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. The project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the support of L.L. Bean, Disney, the Anschutz Foundation and the Ahmanson Foundation. For more information, contact Kohala Lihikai at 884-5476.

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