Members of the Hawai‘i Senate honored Hui O Ho‘ohonua (HOH808) for their work in restoring the land surrounding Pu‘uloa at Pearl Harbor.
HOH808 is a non-profit, community development networking organization that is dedicated to restoring this area to ‘āina momona (abundant land) by resurrecting lo‘i (taro), fishponds, and creating sustainable community gardens. Their mission statement is “The Impossible Is Where We Start,” and their hard work and determination is evidenced by restoring Kapapapuhi Point Park’s entire shoreline area, wahi pana (sacred sites), and the three Apokeo fishponds.
These sites will be used to educate the community about the cultural importance of the area, and highlights their recent accomplishment with the passing of HCR214 that celebrates “Malama Pu‘uloa Month” through October.
Recognized on the floor today were the vital members of this organization, including Tony Chance, Executive Director; Sand Webb, Chair, Board of Directors; Heath Todd, Vice President; Trey Lima, Project Leader; and Carena Phillips, Visual Communications.