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Malama `Aina – Dig it on June 7, 2014, National Trails Day®

May 23, 2014

Want to Malama `Aina (care for the land) and celebrate National Trails Day® in a unique way? Dig it with Kailapa Community Association.

Ala Kahakai Trail is a network of trails that connected places of importance to Hawaiian people. It is a perpetuation of the ancestral connection that families have with trails and the places that the trails connect. Community-based management means that a community of users manages and assists in the management of a resource or resources. 

Normally, you may think National Trails Day is just a day for hiking. If you want a different experience, the Kailapa community has opened the invitation to all who would like to kokua (help). Their project occurs on Friday June 6 and Saturday June 7 (National Trails Day®). You will dig it when you join them to build sediment dams, install irrigation lines and water diversion measures. Be ready for the hot, dry Kawaihae weather – hat, sunscreen, refillable water bottle, appropriate sun protection clothing & sturdy shoes. Potluck/BBQ follows Saturday’s event.

Deadline to sign up is June 1. Contact Diane Kanealii at 808 640-3195 or email .

Mahalo for supporting all trails everyday and in celebration of National Trails Day®.

Kailapa Community workday June 6 & 7, 2014

Kailapa Community workday June 6 & 7, 2014

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