This Saturday, September 29 has been selected as the site for a native Hawaiian endemic plant restoration project for part of the coast-line at Bellows AFS, Waimanalo. 4th, 5th and 6th grade students from Blanche Pope elementary school have been selected to take part in this community and culture based project.
The native plant restoration project is being sponsored by BAFS with funding from the National Environmental Education Fund (DoD Legacy Award for National Public Lands Day) and is facilitated by Ho’olu’a (a native Hawaiian 501c3), and the Hawaiian Civic Club of Waimanalo.
Collaboration and facilitation for this undertaking were conducted between Todd Watanabe, principal of Blanche Pope elementary school, Eda Kaneakua, Educator at Blanche Pope Elementary school, Kahu Roy Brooks, Chairman of Ho’olu’a; Maynard Koa, president of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Waimanalo; and Dan Dagdagan, environmental manager at Bellows AFS. Our mahalo to Major William Cambron, commanding officer of Bellows AFS, for his valued support in this project.