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World Wetlands Day

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If you are on Oahu, you should definitely go check out this event and join our friends from Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, partners of ours who are helping establish Oahu's first Firewise Community in Kamilonui-Mariner's Cove. 

"We at Livable Hawaii Kai Hui are simply overjoyed to invite you to the Aloha State's official World Wetlands Day event.  On Feb. 3, 2018, we will be hosting WWD 2018 at the Hāwea Heiau Complex & Keawāwa Wetland.  It will be a day full of fun and learning, including keiki crafts, talk-story sessions, hula, information booths, bird watching, and plantings of native flora grown right here in Maunalua.

This year's theme, set by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future." We can't think of a better place than Maunalua, our developed Hawaii Kai suburb, to host WWD 2018. Tomorrow's needs can only be met if we acknowledge our dependence on the natural world today, and mālama the natural and cultural resources we still have access to.  Please be sure to join us, and share this message with your friends and family.

Our activity-filled day will kickoff with a loulu palm planting and dedication ceremony in honor of the late Ron Walker (1932-2012).  Ron was an extremely hard working wildlife biologist/wetland ecologist who dedicated decades of his life to the protection and enhancement of Hawaiian ecosystems.

Special thanks to all our participating organizations, and in particular, our partners who are helping to organize and sponsor this event: Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi; US Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands; Hawaii Audubon Society; The Oahu Club;; DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency."