One of Hawai'i's Most Endangered Historic Places
The Trust for Public Land and the Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center worked together to purchase and forever protect this, one of Honolulu’s last natural springs to still provide fresh, clean water to the shore. Kupuna say that Kānewai Spring is “where the mountain gives birth to the ocean,” because these headwaters flow into Kānewai Fishpond, then to Paikō Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally Maunalua Bay. When the spring is in poor condition, they all suffer.
Once overgrown, dark, and murky - Kānewai Spring and the surrounding land are now brimming with life thanks to seven years of hard work by the Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center and hundreds of volunteers. And now, the site is permanently protected and owned/stewarded by the community via nonprofit Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center.
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Kanewai in the news
January 25, 2015 - MidWeek
November 1, 2015 - Historic Hawai'i Foundation Website
November 1, 2015 - Honolulu Magazine - Hawai'i's Most Endangered Historic Places
April 17, 2016 - Star Advertiser
July 12, 2017 - KITV News
July 12, 2017 - KHON News
July 13, 2017 - Star Advertiser
July 16, 2017 - Star Advertiser