Over a hundred volunteer hands in Kawainui Marsh restoration

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—More than 100 volunteers from Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), under the direction of “Doc” Burrows, cleared invasive plants, removed tree trimmings, and planted native plants in an effort to help restore the native wetland bird habitat at Kawainui Marsh.

Kawainui Marsh is the largest remaining wetland in Hawaii and encompasses about 830 acres of land in Kailua. It is an area of cultural and archeological significance, a habitat for endangered species and introduced wildlife, and a critical flood control basin.

HECO volunteers also worked in the lo’i kalo and weeded the area around the Ulupo Heiau.