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 Who We Are & What We Do

Ka ‘Ohana O Honu’apo works with a variety of community organizations, governmental agencies, private businesses, and many individuals to do the following:

  • Educate our local children and their families about the historical, cultural, and environmental values of Honu’apo Park, its estuary, wetlands, and shoreline;
  • Create a long-term general resources management plan to conserve and protect the entire park;
  • Create a wetlands restoration plan to restore, conserve, and protect a critical native bird, plant, and wetlands habitat in the park;
  • Inform the Ka’u community, Hawai’i Island and state residents, and countless visitors about the importance and values of Honu’apo Park;
  • Establish a safe and accessible community shoreline park for all its users and visitors;
  • Coordinate park activities and maintenance with the County of Hawaii’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Department’s park staff;
  • Maintain an active volunteer base, office, and part-time staff.

Ka ‘Ohana has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Hawai’i regarding the restoration, maintenance, and protection of Honu’apo Park.  We also comply with all rules, restrictions, and policies under the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Board of Directors

Megan Lamson

Ken Sugai

Nohealani Ka'awa

John Replogle

Chris Manfredi

Lauren Kurpita

Donna Ambrose

Please Donate

Ka 'Ohana O Honu‘apo is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution will go toward the restoration, improvements, maintenance and protection of the historical and cultural sites and invaluable natural resources of Honu‘apo Park.

Please make your donations payable to:

Ka 'Ohana O Honu‘apo
P.O. Box 903 Na‘alehu, HI 96772


We encourage you to volunteer your time, energy, or anything you may want to give as a way of increasing your support of Honu‘apo Park and Ka ‘Ohana O Honu‘apo.

Contact us to discuss the ways you can kokua, using the form to the right.
Volunteer sign-up form
All items in bold are required

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