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 […]

Read more

Six Main Styles of Hawaiian Fishponds

Six Main Styles of Hawaiian Fishponds. A fishpond symbolized a rich ahupua‘a (major land division), which reflected favorably on the ali‘i as well as on the people living in the ahupua‘a. There […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

BILL SB 507 RELATING TO WETLAND PRESERVATIONS

Share This Email Share This Email Share This Email Donna Wong Executive Director Phone/fax: 808-262-0682 EMAIL: htf3000@gmail.com 2023 Legislative Bills GOOD BILL SB 507 RELATING TO WETLAND PRESERVATIONS The purpose of SB 507 […]

Read more
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!

Read more

Wetland Coloring Book

Wetland Coloring Book ITʻS HERE for your Reading pleasure! (and Click here for Download!) Our beautiful, full-color booklet ma ka `ōlelo Hawai`i (with english translations) is NOW AVAILABLE for you to download […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Freswater flows from the wetland through the sand into the ocean. wetlands and dunes filter stormwater before it reaches the ocean.

How Wetlands Work

The critical role of Wetlands: Coastal wetlands in Maui play a critical role in protecting beaches and other valuable near-shore natural resources by providing a number of important ecosystem services, including regulating […]

Read more