Replacing Alakai’s redwood

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    The project to replace the redwood boardwalk in the Alakai Swamp with recycled plastic lumber material is slowly ongoing.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    While this section of the boardwalk on the Pihea Trail is sound, there are places that are rotting out and there is a replacement project for the boardwalk ongoing.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Views from the Pihea Trail and Alakai Swamp Trail in Kokee sweep to the ocean on clear days.

KOKEE — For two years, four staff members with the Kauai Na Ala Hele program have trekked into the Alakai Swamp to periodically work on the boardwalk that helps hikers navigate the mud on the trail.

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