Whether you're just stopping through, hanging for a while, or planting new roots here on the island of Kauai, we ask you to commit to protecting this beautiful land by joining us in
"The Aloha Pledge"
- I pledge to always live the spirit of aloha as I visit your special home.
- I will take time to learn about the Hawaiian people and culture.
- I will preserve and protect your home and will engage with the people, places, and wildlife in a kind and respectful way.
- I will give fish and other wildlife space. I understand feeding marinelife can damage their health and disrupt behavior.
- I will stay off the reef. I understand that even barely brushing coral, can kill an entire colony.
- I will give space to the fishermen so I do not scare the catch away. I understand the fishermen feed their families this way.
- I will only use “reef safe” sunscreens and bug repellents, free of oxybenzone and parabens to avoid ocean and water contamination.
- I will only stay in legal, licensed visitor accommodations.
- I will look for welcoming signage letting me know that an area is public and safe and I will always obey appropriate signage for the safety of myself and others.
- I will buy flowers and produce from the store or a farmers market and will not pick them from someone’s yard.
- I will clean and decontaminate all of my footwear and hiking gear with 70% alcohol or a 10% bleach solution to prevent Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and stop other invasive species from spreading.
- I will protect special places by never geo tagging them on social media.
- I will always leave places the way I found them.
- I will pack my trash and will even pick up the trash of others I may pass along the way.
-I will not Stack Rocks or take apart rock walls as it is offensive to native Hawaiians.
- I will always share aloha, kindness, and respect as I enjoy this special experience with others.
"The land is chief, man is its servant."
Aina. Culture. Community.
For over 20 years, Waipa Foundation has worked with the community to manage the 1,600 acre ahupua'a of Waipa, located on the north shore of Kaua'i. Waipa is a place where folks can connect with the ‘aina (that which feeds us - the land and resources), and learn about our local values and lifestyle through laulima (many hands working together).
We are a group of people working to care for Hanalei's parks, create safer streets and improve the water quality in Hanalei Bay where we fish, surf and swim. We recognize the importance of community engagement, strong governmental relationships and capital. We invite you to take the initiative and get involved.
Dedicated to tropical plant research, conservation, and education since 1964.
National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world's tropical plants and sharing what is learned.
Hanalei Watershed Hui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity and mutual respect.
We believe that Hawai‘i is the most beautiful and special place on earth. What makes Hawai‘i so special is not our built environment, but the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of these islands.
Āina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea’s (AHK’s) goal is to facilitate solutions to economic, social, and agricultural/food security challenges that the greater Kīlauea community faces.
We are creating a bridge from farmers to residents, restaurants, hotels, hospitals & schools and aim to improve community resilience and food security on the island of Kaua'i. We provide an alternative option for farmers and food producers to continue sales in an increasingly unstable Haw
Nā Maka Onaona translates to more than just alluring eyes. It is a poetic reference to a dear friend, someone who softens your gaze with aloha when you look upon them. This is the same lens that we view our ʻāina, with deep aloha and familiarity. These are the eyes of our kupa ʻāina, the eyes of the people who are intimately familiar with their land.
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