Streamlined permit process helps Alakoko

  • Contributed by state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Kayakers traverse the Hule‘ia River past the restored Alakoko (Menehune) Fishpond near Nawiliwili.

  • Contributed by state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    A work party moves to remove invasive plants from the Alakoko (Menehune) Fishpond.

  • Contributed by state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    The view is spectacular from the Alakoko (Menehune) Fishpond overlook along Hulemanu Road above Niumalu.

  • Courtesy of Malama Hule‘ia

    This is how the Alakoko (Menehune) Fishpond looked in the 1920s.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

    The extent of the mangrove removal is enhanced by a low tide where the Hule‘ia River and Alakoko (Menehune) Fishpond meet, in 2020.

HULE‘IA — Seven years ago the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) launched a streamlined application for loko i‘a (fishpond) repair and restoration as part of the Ho‘ala Loko I‘a program.

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