Progress & Achievements


Malama Maunalua has proudly partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International–Hawaii, Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce, Polynesian Voyaging Society, and Harold K.L. Castle Foundation in a new project called IMUA MAUNALUA. This is a community-based marine planning project that brings the community together to take collective action and plan the future of Maunalua Bay. Visit the IMUA MAUNALUA website to learn more and get involved!


A community-based marine planning project for the future of Maunalua Bay



Click here for our 2014 Annual Report.


Click here for our 2013 Annual Report.


Click here for our 2012 Annual Report.

2011 was capped by the successful completion of the Great Huki project in which 27 acres of Maunalua Bay were cleared of 3-million pounds of invasive alien algae in what was one of the largest marine restoration projects ever undertaken in an urban area.  Thousands of students and community volunteers joined Malama Maunalua and partners, The Nature Conservancy and Pono Pacific.

In 2012, we are working to ensure that the community and conservation gains are maintained and that momentum continues to build in restoring Maunalua Bay.

Mobilizing the Community to Restore and Steward the Bay

We believe that the most effective way to take on the scale of projects in the timeframes needed to restore Maunalua is through a large active base of volunteers.  Partially funded by grants from the Hawaii Community Foundation, ABC Stores, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and First Hawaiian Bank, we are building a Volunteer Leader program that will make and sustain improvements in the Bay over the long term.  These Volunteer Leaders will lead other volunteers, thereby significantly expanding our capacity to restore the Bay.  By incorporating conservation education in our projects, we are also building the next generation of stewards.

Major Projects

Every Drop Counts – Pulama Wai

Malama Maunalua is implementing projects with businesses, neighborhoods and schools to reduce sediment and run-off across the region.  Eight projects are currently underway.  Eleven Volunteer Leaders have been trained and deployed.

Huki – Pulling together to remove the IAA that threatens the Bay

Ho’o Nui I’A – Making Fish Abundant








Recognition & Awards

2009 Nov 5 - Hawaiian Airlines Huki


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