NOAA Grant

This past April, NOAA awarded $8M to Malama Maunalua to lead non-profits and conservation organizations to address marine and terrestrial issues in the Maunalua Bay. Project partner organizations receiving the award include Aloha Tree Alliance, Protect and Preserve Hawaii, Koolau Mountain Watershed Partnership, the State of Hawai‘i Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 3Rwater, the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility and Maintenance, Roth Ecological, Inter-fluve, Kuleana Coral Restoration, the State of Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources and the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology.  

The project will address degradation and erosion in Koolau Watersheds, including the Kuli‘ou‘ou Valley and Niu Valley. 

Utilizing the traditional ahupua‘a model of environmental stewardship, project efforts include: 

  • Native plant reforestation 
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Green Infrastructure installation
  • Identifying and outplanting heat tolerant coral 
  • Stream rehabilitation 

The Aloha Tree Alliance is excited and grateful to collaborate with Mālama Maunalua for the next three years to do our part in restoring the beautiful Maunalua Bay and Kuli'ou'ou Valley.  We hope these ecosystems will thrive for generations to come.

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