`Ao`ao O Nā Loko I`a O Maui (Association of the Fishponds of Maui) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization originally created in 1998 by residents of the Kihei area in South Maui, Hawai`i. High concern for the deterioration of South Maui’s most visible and accessible Hawaiian fishpond united a variety of community groups and individuals to form an organization to revitalize this Hawaiian cultural treasure.
Our Work with the Community
Since 1998, we have been offering free educational experiences to school groups and community organizations from here on Maui and around the world, to educate participants about Native Hawaiian fishponds and their importance within our Hawaiian culture and environment. We also work with the community to rebuild and maintain Kō‘ie‘ie. Over the course of more than 20 years, we have hosted tens of thousands of people and many have helped maintain the fishpond’s walls.