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Invasive plants, especially mangroves, have had a serious negative impact on the environment and usefulness of Hawaiian fish ponds. Ualapu'e fish pond is a registered historic site, but has suffered serious damage from storms, mangroves, and neglect. MA'ANA has obtained permits to restore this pond, once famous for production of fish and clams, by removing the mangroves and repairing the fish pond rock walls that were knocked down by a tidal wave. Volunteers have already begun to help make repairs and remove invasive plants.
MA'ANA is asking for donations to speed up this process by providing a reasonable stipend to contract 3 to 5 local Hawaiian workers to expedite the process. Workers will be paid for 20 to 30 hours per week at $15.00/hour. Taking all taxes, overhead, and insurance considerations brings the a real cost of employment to $21.41/hr. Please consider donating to this cause.
MA'ANA Board of Directors
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Donations for this Wish will be accepted starting 09/06/2018 and ending on 12/31/2019.
Raised of $16,810.00 goal
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanak
The mission of MA’ANA is to facilitate the restoration of the aina (land) and the health of the people of ko pae aina by proactively providing sustainable measures, education and vital resources in the perpetuation of ancestral ingenuity and traditions in connection to the present day. Jump on our wa’a (canoe): MA’ANA. With our ancestral value-based organization that preserves, protects, and educates the people of Hawaii, we can support healthy, self-sustaining production of food.
Mangroves and other non-native species of plants are causing great devastation to the aina (land) of Hawaii. Funds donated to MA’ANA will initially be spent on equipment and labor stipends to target the removal of the mangroves that have overtaken fishpond walls and filled in abandoned taro patches. MA’ANA is looking to build partnerships with other organizations, with the hopes of removing ALL mangroves from the island of Molokai. We ask for your support, in helping us with this ambitious undertaking, so that we can work together to revitalize our island’s aina and its resources. Join us while we work diligently and cooperatively in the hopes of creating a better environment and a better future for our keiki (children) and our keiki’s keiki.