Pono - Righteousness
Pono (righteousness) guides our actions when interacting with the natural and cultural landscape of Kīholo. We are developing guides for sustainable and culturally respectful action in relation to harvesting fish for nourishment of self, family, community, and future generations.
It is through education, or aʻo aku aʻo mai, the giving and receiving of knowledge, that we gain perspective of our place in time, our values, and our responsibilities. From this awareness and communal effort, we will be better able to create a sustainable future for coming generations and ourselves.
Kīholo’s natural resources and the ecosystems they provide are at risk. Unique and important natural features such as anchialine pools, estuaries, subterranean water sources, coastal vegetation, sandy embayments, coral reefs, and lava flows influence the health of Kīholo. The environment is influenced by human activities such as water withdrawal, and increased, unsustainable use and illegal harvest. Our goal is to maintain and restore coastal and marine life health before thresholds are crossed from which the system cannot naturally recover.
Hui Manages Camping
Under a Curatorship Agreement with the State Parks Division, our Hoa ʻĀina Rangers manage the camping at Kīholo. Camping is only allowed on weekends (Friday through Sunday nights) and camp sites are located fronting the 'ili'ili (pebble) beach. Sites may be reserved up to 30 days in advance and reservations made through the State of Hawaiʻi website. Help plan your stay at Kīholo with this short camping video.