By Diane Ako
Dr. Paul Brennan and Dr. Chuck Burrows will lead an archaeological and historical sites tour on April 6th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Hikers will first see Ulupo Heiau then car pool to “old Kailua,” Liliuokalani’s Retreat and Kukapoki Heiau in upper Maunawili Valley. Participants will learn how the early Hawaiians managed the natural resources of the Kailua ahupua’a and how Chinese and Japanese farmers grew their rice crops and engaged in truck farming in Kawainui and Maunawili.
The tour is sponsored by Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi, the Kailua Historical Society and theKailua Hawaiian Civic Club. A donation of $10 is requested and reservations will be limited to 30 persons. The group will car pool between sites. Participants should have good footwear and bring bug spray, water and snacks.
Reservations should be made as soon as possible by calling Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi at (808) 263-8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.