Monthly Archives: May 2013

Oneloa Cleanup

Invasive mangrove and thorny non-native palm trees will not be impacting cultural sites or taking over the forest area behind Oneloa Beach thanks to the efforts of volunteers who showed up to “malama Oneloa” (Big Beach) in Makena State park.

Volunteers clean up Oneloa Beach on Maui for Save Makena

Volunteers remove invasive mangrove and hundreds of seed pods before they can take over the forested area mauka of Oneloa Beach.

Mahalo to hardworking volunteers Joseph Allbright, Keith and Charlene Echeverri and Theresa Jensen, all of Kihei. The project was organized by Save Makena, a project of Maui Tomorrow, in cooperation with DLNR and state park staff. If you would like to volunteer for future Malama Oneloa projects email:


Thorny, invasive palms are cleared to help protect area around cultural sites.

Thorny, invasive palms are cleared to help protect area around cultural sites.


Malama Oneloa

May 18, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Save, a project of Maui Tomorrow Foundation, invites visitors and community members to help care for Oneloa (“Big Beach”), at Makena State Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Malama Oneloa morning cleanup will meet at the park’s second entrance parking at 9am.

Volunteers will remove alien plants and clean the beach and wooded areas around a designated area of the park, working in coordination with the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. Cleanup supplies will be provided with volunteers asked to bring work gloves; cold water and watermelon will be served. Save provides a voice for citizens coming together to protect and take care of Makena State Park and the lands of Honua’ula. For further information or to volunteer, please call 214-0147