Wetlands created

Photo courtesy Lida Pigott Burney

From left, Bernard Kogyeg, Henry Nakaahiki Sr., Joe Kanahele, Julian Kanahele and Keaka Kanahele are recipients of internships provided for unemployed Native Hawaiians through the EPA Supplemental Environmental Project at Makauwahi Cave Reserve. They are replanting eroded areas of the adjacent abandoned limestone quarry with native plants.

MAHAULEPU — More than 100 new trees and shrubs are now at home at the Makauwahi Cave Reserve on Kauai’s South Shore, many of them planted in five new wetlands that have recently been completed.