`Ao`ao O Na Loko I`a O Maui has two goals: 1) to participate in the Hawaiian Renaissance by revitalizing the Hawaiian cultural treasure, Ko`ie`ie Fishpond, and 2) to increase visitors’ and volunteers’ appreciation of Hawaiian cultural practices through education.
In the short-term, we’d like to complete the physical restoration of the fishpond’s wall. We have learned that it is very difficult to put a timeframe on when this will be complete because we must depend on resources and funding. However, we have hope that it will be completed within the next year or two.
For the long-term, our association would like to concentrate on the educational benefits of this project. We currently have an education program available for visitors. Through our education program we would like to provide visitors and volunteers with a quality experience and understanding of the cultural significance of fishponds and the need for their restoration.