Mālama ʻĀina Day Sign Up: Spring 2020
Mālama ʻĀina Days are service-learning activities that provide hands-on opportunities to learn more about the Hawaiian culture and traditional sustainability practices. Mālama ʻĀina Days are open to all Honolulu Community College students and faculty and they offer an opportunity to learn about how Hawaiians practiced sustainability, such as water management and taro cultivation. Plan to work hard, get dirty, have lots of fun, and actively take part in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture.
This semester's dates are as follows:
1. Friday, 1/31/20: Kapālama Canal, Niuhelewai
2. Saturday, 2/8/20: Kaʻalaea Farms, Kāneʻohe
3. Saturday, 2/22/20: Waimānalo Limu Hui, Kaiona Beach Park
4. Saturday, 4/18/20: Nuhi-Panaʻewa Loʻi, Kahana Valley
What to bring:
* Water bottles
* Clothes to get dirty
* Insect repellant (DEET free)
* Sunscreen (oxybenzone and octinoxate free)
* Extra clothes for after
* Positive attitudes!
Most events start at 8:00 am and end by 12:30 pm (unless otherwise indicated). We usually end our work day with lunch and then you can head home from there. Please note that on rare occasions we may have to cancel an event due to poor weather. It is important that you provide your current phone number in case we need to contact you for such changes.
All Honolulu CC students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in Mālama ʻĀina Days, but RSVPs are required. Spots are limited for each Mālama ʻĀina Day so reservations are first-come, first-served. If you sign up for an event after the limit is already reached, you will be put on a waitlist.
**PLEASE REGISTER YOUR GUESTS SEPARATELY SO WE CAN KEEP AN ACCURATE COUNT**
You are allowed to bring up to two guests to Mālama ʻĀina Days. Please make sure your guests RSVP as well and that they have completed the necessary waivers.
We will call and email you to confirm your reservation the week of each Mālama ʻĀina Day event. If you do not respond to confirm your reservation within 24 hours, your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.
You are responsible for showing up to each event you sign up for and if you are a "No Show" you are taking away a seat from another potential participant. If you need to cancel any date you signed up for, please email us at
Link to form:
Please check one to describe yourself. I am a:
Phone Number (if you are registering for your guest, you may put your phone number here)
Email Address (if you are registering for your guest, you may put your email address here)
Please indicate your reason(s) for attending Mālama ʻĀina Days:
Community Service for Scholarship
To fulfill my TRIO-SSS event attendance requirements
To fulfill my Poʻi Nā Nalu event attendance requirements
General Community Service
To enhance my job
I love the ʻāina!
Please RSVP for the Mālama ʻĀina Days that you would like to attend.
Kapālama Canal, Niuhelewai (Friday, 1/31/20) - CLOSED
Honolulu Community College is located in the ʻili of Niuhelewai, in the Ahupuaʻa of Kapālama. Our main waterway in the ahupuaʻa is the Kapālama Canal, which has developed a reputation for being dirty and riddled with litter. In our efforts to be better stewards of our own backyard, we will be working with the County of Honolulu to mālama the canal and help bring pride back to our ahupuaʻa.
Please meet at Lot 8 (the Automotive/Diesel parking lot at the makai end of Kokea Street) by 8:30 am.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR COVERED SHOES.
Be prepared for wet/rainy OR hot/sunny weather and bring a rain jacket, hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle.
Would you like to RSVP for Kapālama Canal?
Kaʻalaea Farms, Kāneʻohe (Saturday, 2/8/20) - CLOSED
Kaʻalaea Koa Farm is a 15-acre project located in Kaneohe, Oʻahu. The area has been heavily forested with invasive species and is currently a site for a koa reforestation project.
Address: 47-928 Kamakoi Road, Kaneohe, HI, 96744
Please meet at the site by 8:00 am SHARP.
**BUS TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED FOR THIS MĀLAMA ʻĀINA DAY**
Would you like to RSVP for Kaʻalaea Farms?
Waimānalo Limu Hui - Kaiona Beach, Waimānalo (Saturday, 2/22/20)
The Waimānalo Limu Hui is a community based group made up primarily of Waimānalo Residents who seek to replenish the once bountiful supply of limu found in Waimānalo Bay. Under the guidance of kupuna and other limu practitioners, they're taking one of the most aggressive approaches in the state at restoring the limu population back to the east side of O'ahu. By planting limu in the bay, they've noticed an increase in the fish population and a greater sense of community with fellow Waimānalo residents coming out to participate in our efforts.
*Covered shoes/tabis are REQUIRED. No slippers.
Address: Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo, Hawaii
Please meet at the site by 8:00 am SHARP.
**TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED FOR THIS MĀLAMA ʻĀINA DAY**
NOTE: All attendees must complete register and complete the waiver for Waimānalo Limu Hui (see below)
Would you like to RSVP for Waimānalo Limu Hui?
100th Anniversary Mālama ʻĀina Day
This year Honolulu Community College is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate the event, we are holding a clean up at both the campus and Loʻi Kalo Park on March 7 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please select which site you prefer to attend below. All attendees must wear covered shoes and bring a refillable water bottle.
Please select which site you would like to attend for the 100th Anniversary:
Loʻi Kalo Park
Nuhi-Panaʻewa Loʻi, Kahana Valley (Saturday, 4/18/20)
Nuhi-Panaewa Loʻi is located in the mauka region of Kahana Valley, which receives as much as 300"/year of rain near the back of the valley and a stream flow that averages 28mgd. In 1999, residents and volunteers restored the ʻauwai and several loʻi which provides subsistence poi, kalo and lūʻau for the communities, schools and ʻohana.
Please make sure you are prepared for wet/muddy conditions. There is also a short walk to the site so you may want to bring covered shoes for the walk. Make sure you also bring a refillable water bottle, DEET-free/natural insect repellant, sunscreen, and extra clothes to change after the work is done.
Address: Kahana State Park, 52-222 Kamehameha Hwy (
If you are driving, please meet staff at the gate by 8:00 am SHARP. It is easy to get lost at this site so you must be on time to meet staff at the entrance.
Would you like to RSVP for Nuhi-Panaʻewa Loʻi in Kahana Valley?
Will you be riding the bus?
Risk & Release Forms
All attendees need to complete a UH waiver (including guests and children):
UH Waiver (for adults):
UH Waiver (for minors):
If you plan to attend the Mālama ʻĀina Days at Kapālama Canal and/or Kahana Valley you must also complete these waivers:
Kapālama Canal Waiver:
Kahana Valley Waiver:
If you plan to attend the Mālama ʻĀina Day at Waimānalo, you must also complete Waimānalo Limu Hui's registration:
You must also complete their waiver:
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