La’ie wetlands are named for Lāʻieloheloheikawai

ʻO Kihawahine Ka Moʻo Akua a Waiheʻe: Kihawahine The Dragon Goddess of Waiheʻe The La’ie wetlands are named for Lāʻieloheloheikawai, the mother of Kalāʻaiheana, who, after death, became diefied as the mo’o Goddess, Kihawahine. Read more in this exciting blog about Kihawahine by Dr. […]

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DONATE – SAVE THE WETLANDS

Show your love for Maui’s Wetlands with your tax-deductible donation Donations are managed by our Parent Hui “Pili Koko“. Pili Koko is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donation is US tax-deductible to […]

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Why did Kealia Wetlands turn Pink?

The current drought combined with excessive water diversions from the 3+ streams feeding into Kealia Pond has starved the wetlands of fresh water. The remaining water has turned hyper-saline. In addition to […]

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Limu needs groundwater to thrive

In Hawaiʻi, there are approximately one hundred names for kinds of limu, sixty of which can be matched with scientific names. Hundreds of species of marine algae were once found in Hawaiʻi. […]

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Wetlands-Calendar-2023

Wetlands Calendar

If you canʻt wait for our `alemanaka to be printed, you can download it and print it to your home computer FOR FREE!

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Wetlands Activity Book – 2024 Edition

ITʻS HERE for your Reading pleasure! (and Click here for Download! this is a Large File!)  Our beautiful, recently updated full-color booklet ma ka `ōlelo Hawai`i (with english translations) is NOW AVAILABLE for […]

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La Perouse Bay, lava field and Anchialine Wetland Ponds

Anchialine pools of La Perouse Maui

Anchialine pools of La Perouse Maui Another type of wetland we see in Hawaii is the Anchialine Pool. We have several great examples in South Maui. An anchialine pool is an enclosed […]

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Wetlands reawakening after rain

Different Types of Wetlands

There are many different types of wetlands, they are varied and diverse, and many types are specific to their areas. In Hawaii, we have our own types of wetlands many of which […]

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Marsh Migration credit: Make Way for Marshes/NROC.

What is Marsh Migration?

What is Marsh Migration? Rapidly rising seas threaten to drown tidal marshes and diminish the benefits provided to people and wildlife by these valuable coastal ecosystems. Increasingly, government agencies and non-government organizations […]

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Wetland Restoration Volunteers

Volunteer to Mālama a Wetland

Sign Up to Mālama a wetland: School kids and adults can help us to care for our wetlands. These community-based workdays typically consist of removing trash, selectively removing invasive plant species as […]

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Save the Wetlands

Our Maui wetlands are rapidly disappearing, so we need to take action to prevent our last wetlands from destruction. Our Maui wetlands are vital for habitat, flood mitigation, and protection against the adverse effects of […]

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