Celebrating the Year of the Limu in ‘Aliomanu

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    Nalani “Tutu” Kaneakua helps Kanuikapono Public Charter School volunteers and students prepare a completed and loaded hale for placement off a beach in ‘Aliomanu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nalani “Tutu” Kaneakua helps upper-grade Kanuikapono Public Charter School students ready a limu hale (house) for placement in the water at ‘Aliomanu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Students, staff and parent volunteers from Kanuikapono Public Charter School in Anahola survey the area where they are doing the school’s limu-restoration project.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nalani “Tutu” Kaneakua shows off the limu being restored off a beach in ‘Aliomanu to Kanuikapono Public Charter School students.

‘ALIOMANU — Self-proclaimed limu practitioner Nalani “Tutu” Kaneakua was pleased that Gov. David Ige proclaimed this to be the Year of the Limu, recognizing limu as playing a significant role in Native Hawaiian traditions and ahupua‘a stewardship.

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