SAVE THE DATE: #Hokulea returns to #HonoluaBay - community invited to participate in native planting event plus more !! On August 19, 2017 our community is being invited to participate and learn from the Hōkūleʻa crew and their experiences gained during the #MālamaHonua #worldwidevoyage. The community will be invited to mālama Wai Kele O Honolua by helping Puʻu Kukui #Watershed #Preserve to plant 3,000 native trees. We are expecting a huge turnout, thousands of our community members coming together to perpetuate the vision of Hōkūleʻa and the continuing Mālama Honua voyage right here in Hawaiʻi nei. #Honolua will be the first community impacted. We ask that you save this date and come out to support the Mālama Honua vision. There will be opportunities ahead of the August 19, planting to support this historic event. Please stay tuned for additional community work day opportunities to help get ready for the big day.
After the founding of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the building of Hōkūle‘a (1973-1975), Hōkūleʻa set sail from Honolua Bay on her first long voyage from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti and back, (May 1, 1976). Since then, "Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, our Polynesian voyaging canoes, have sailed across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, began in 2013 with a Mālama Hawaiʻi sail around our archipelago, and will continue with a revisit of the islands through 2018. After sailing 60,000 miles over three years, and visiting more than 23 countries and territories and 150 ports, Hōkūleʻa returned home to Magic Island, Oʻahu on June 17, 2017. The canoes were welcomed home by thousands of people who came to celebrate this epic Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. With the completion of the worldwide legs, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia will begin the most important leg of the voyage, which will be an eight-month sail to 30 ports throughout the Hawaiian Islands.” Repost from @savehonoluacoalition