Money helps fund Makauwahi Cave Reserve expansion efforts

Courtesy of Lida Pigott Burney

From left, Bernard Kogyeg, Henry Naka‘ahiki Sr., Joe Kanahele, Julian Kanahele and Keaka Kanahele are recipients of internships provided for unemployed Native Hawaiians through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Environmental Project at Makauwahi Cave Reserve on the South Shore. They are replanting eroded areas of the adjacent abandoned limestone quarry with native plants.

PO‘IPU — For the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, nestled on the south coast of Kaua‘i in the Mahaulepu Valley close to Mahaulepu Beach, change has always been constant, even in the pre-COVID era.