Native Hawaiian plants added to Kawainui Marsh

4-27 KAWAINUI MARSH

Kawainui Marsh is no doubt one of Oahu’s treasures and some folks spent their day working to protect it.

These volunteers are planting and in some cases re-planting Native Hawaiian species on the hillsides that protect the marsh.

The goal is to stabilize the banks so that when it rains the edges of the marsh will be protected from run-off.

Invasive species have taken over parts of this area.

The 800 acre marsh was formed some 700 years ago and it’s home to dozens of important species of birds and plants.

 

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