First Nations Grant

Hulo! We did it! The Foundation received a grant from First Nations to move forward with repairing our waa kailua (double-hull canoes) for our youth traditional knowledge sailing & navigation program. Per First Nations, “Congratulations! Your organization, The Hanalei River …

Malama Aina… Hanalei Valley Clean-up

Mahalo to Kaimi, Aunty Joanie, Lawai, Kapana, Anais, Mike Sheehan, and Uncle Joe for showing for Malama Aina Wednesday! These dedicated individuals have been meeting on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 1:30pm to clear green waste debris around the river mouth. …

Pohaku Madness…

Who let the “rocks” out? According to some residents in Hanalei, the rocks at Blackpot beach were placed there to prevent erosion. However, as it turns out, the rocks are having a negative impact on marine resources. Some experts believe …

Alterations cause havoc in the wetlands

According to long time Hanalei Resident, Mr. Michael G. Sheehan, alterations to the wetlands in Hanalei Valley have led to a number of unexpected negative consequences to the environment. He points to four fishponds and a berm/damn, built in the …

Earth Law Center tours Hanalei

On an mid-Sunday morning in January in Hanalei on Weke Road, The Foundation hosted Mr. Grant Wilson of the Earth Law Center. With Mr. Grant and others, board member Michael Sheehan toured the boat yard, Weke Road, and the Hanalei …

2019 New Fundraising Season Begins

On January 3, 2019, the Foundation started off the year submitting its first grant to the Atherton Foundation. Submitted with approval of the Foundation Board, Kamealoha Smith, the program administrator put together a grant in hopes of obtaining funding for …

Kiai Kai – Youth Ocean Stewardship Training

On a sunny day in early December 2018, the Foundation held its first Kiai Kai Training for 12 high school students from Kanuikapono Public Charter School. In this one day training session, led by Gregg Winston, students learned how all …

Thanksgiving Day Gathering at the Hanalei Pier

In the beautiful spirit of Thanksgiving the community gathered at Hanalei Pier to meet and discuss how to clean up the waterways in Hanalei River & Bay, especially in the aftermath of the April 2018 floods.  At the meeting, one …

HRHF Update

The Hanalei River Heritage Foundation Supporters, Na Kanaka Maoli, Cultural Practitioners, residents of Halalea, and the island of Kauai, all government officials and representatives, and those that love Kauai: There are heavy metals in the Hanalei Valley, River, and Bay. …

Hanalei Bay Sediment Lab Test

Hanalei River Heritage Foundation hires TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., a leader in environmental testing to test the sediment in Hanalei Bay.