We host Sunday in the Park events to share this wahi pana (special place) with fellow community members and visitors. Past themes have included: lāʻau lapaʻau, history of Kaʻū, keiki science fair, and several hoʻolauleʻa.
In 2011, we were awarded a National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grant (with DLNR DOFAW) from the US Fish & Wildlife Service. We are still working with the state to acquire the permits necessary to move this program forward for the health of the estuary and native wildlife.
With help from KOOH Board member, Daniel Dierking, and the County of Hawaiʻi Parks & Recreation, we are moving forward to install further lifeguard "rescue tubes" along the shoreline at Honuʻapo.
John Replogle (President)
Kalāhoʻohie Mossman (Vice President)
Ken Sugai (Treasurer)
Daniel Dierking (Director)
Nohea Kaʻawa (Director)
Megan Lamson Leatherman (Director)
Lehua Lopez-Mau (Executive Director, 2008 - 2012)
Megan Lamson Leatherman
Ka ‘Ohana 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 (DLNR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).