Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea MLCD
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Our Mission

Working to replenish and sustain the natural and cultural resources of the Pupukea and Waimea Ahupua'a for present and future generations through active community stewardship, education, and partnerships.


Join us 8am-4pm to help us mālama Sharks cove. Volunteers kōkua with community outreach, our native plant garden, beach cleanups, and more.

Set up and break down
Community outreach & education
Biological monitoring (in-water fish and invertebrate counts)
Human use monitoring
Native plant project (planting and weeding/maintenance)
Limu project monitoring
Beach cleanups

Volunteer with us! Spend a fun day (or just a few hours) at the beach helping to make a difference!

Find out what volunteers do

E ala e... E alu pū!

Our organization participated in the annual E Alu Pū conference this weekend in Ho'okena, Hawai'i. E Alu Pū is a network linking more than 25 communities from around Hawai`i to increase their effectiveness in managing local biocultural heritage. It was an amazing weekend full of culture, science, and learning. Check out kuahawaii.org for more info!

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Critter of the Week

Honey Girl gives birth! First monk seal born on Oahu’s North Shore.

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Mahalo nui loa DLNR DOCARE

Mahalo nui loa to DLNR DOCARE Officers Lagunte, Helm, and Harrington for taking the time to come out and help teach the students of Ka Papa Kai about protecting our fragile resources through education & enforcement. It's never too early to start exposing children to possible career choices that benefit the ocean!

Congrats North Shore Lifeguard Assoc

aJuly 26 - It was a successful and exciting Jr Lifeguard Championship event this weekend at Waimea Bay. Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea was stoked to be a part of it! The children who participated were awesome...not only are they super fit, they are polite, friendly and humble. Congratulations and mahalo to the NSLA, to Rocky Canon for being an amazing MC, to Uncle Bob of MPW and to Senator Gill Riviere.

Upcoming Events

Get Involved!
We invite you to come hang out with us at our Community Outreach Tent each Saturday at Sharks Cove from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

click here to see Calendar

Read about ways you can participate

Weekend Newsletter

NEW! See what we did Aug 8 at Sharks' Cove click here..

In this issue:

We Have Been Busy This Summer!

Ka Papa Kai Summer 2015 a Success!

KUPU and the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps

23rd Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference

E Alu Pū Honored at HCC

Save the Date! MPW Fundraiser Event!