Leeward Community Connections with Kym     

April 28, 2016
Interested in joining my staff and I on tours in our district? Send me an email with your ideas on areas you would like to learn more about and let’s get connected!

The heart of our Leeward communities is the perpetuating history of our beautiful coast.  My ongoing priority as your Councilmember is to continue providing opportunities for our community to connect with the outdoor spaces that surround us, and to work together to foster cultural awareness and history within our district.
On April 21, 2016, a group of Waiʻanae residents and I spent the day on a Wai Wai ʻO Waiʻanae Tunnels Site Tour hosted by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply.  On this tour, we were able to explore The Waiʻanae Water Tunnel in Waianae Valley as well as The Glover Tunnel in the lush Makaha Valley, where we paid a visit to the beautifully preserved Kaneʻaki Heiau.
Along with visiting the water tunnels, we made a stop at The Cultural Learning Center at Ka’ala Lo`i Kalo to learn more about the history of the ancient constructed wetland terrace and the community’s restoration project.
After lunch, my staff and I paid a visit to E Ala Voyaging Academy at the Waiʻanae Boat Harbor to hear the heartfelt story and history of the sailing canoe and the academy’s future plans in the community.
Our last stop of the day was at Green Lanterns Beach ( Māʻili) to talk story with our awesome, hardworking City Lifeguards and to discuss plans to improve our lifeguard’s equipment so that they can continue to keep our residents safe in and out of the waters.
I look forward to planning future tours in areas across our district.  If you, your community group or business have any ideas on cultural sites you would like to learn more about, please share your thoughts with me at kmpine@honolulu.gov and let’s get connected!
The Cultural Learning Center at Ka’ala Lo’i Kalo