Restore Limu - First time planting limu and learned about the anatomy, benefits and traditions used by limu. The Waimānalo Limu Hui hosts limu planting by wili it into lei with raffia, wrap the leis around rocks and plant into the ocean to help it flourish. Waimānalo Limu Hui goal is to replenish the limu that once thrived in Waimanalo Bay to restore the nearshore fishery and return limu to the diet of the local community. Hawaii’s shoreline ecosystem is suffering from the lack of its most important primary producer, limu or seaweed. Limu sustains capacity for nearshore fisheries by serving as the foundation of the marine food web and creates habitat for invertebrates and other marine life.

Restore Pāhonu – Growing up nearby, I spent many weekends playing in the pond as a child. It brings me joy to give back to the Waimānalo community and kokua one rock at a time. The Waimānalo Limu Hui goal is to restore the Pā (wall) at Pāhonu in Waimānalo for generations to come. Once commissioned by the Ali’i of Waimānalo, it was restored back in the 1960’s and again in the 1980’s.