By Diane Ako
A geology tour of the Kailua Ahupua’a, including Kawainui Marsh, will be conducted on Saturday, October 6th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Dr. Floyd McCoy, geology professor from the Windward Community College, will take the tour group to the Pali Lookout, AMERON quarry and Na Pohaku of Hauwahine, by Kawainui Marsh.
He will explain how the Ko‘olau eruptive center was formed two million years ago and how the catastrophic collapse of the windward side of the shield volcano occurred. Dike formations and the quarrying operations by AMERON will be shown. Geological features of Kawainui will also be explained at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine. Bring your cameras, sun screen, wear outdoor gear and walking shoes.
The tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and AMERON. Donations of $10 will be accepted. There will be a limit of 30 persons and reservations must be made by calling Ka’imi Rick Scudder at 263-8008 or via email at email@example.com.