Saturday, February 24, 2007

Waikalua Loko Fishpond


This is Waikalua Loko Fishpond in Kaneohe, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. It consist of 11 acres of brackish water. There are three sources of water that feed into the fishpond. Kawa stream is to the left of the picture, Waikalua stream is to the right of the picture, and Kaneohe Bay (not pictured) is behind the photographer. The fishpond is cared for by the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society. Puohala Elementary School students are stewards as the 4th graders participate in pulling mangrove and replanting the akulikuli plant. Situated at the end of Kulauli Street in Kaneohe the school is within walking distance providing the children with a learning experience that integrates the culture of chanting before you enter, and closing the day in a community circle. Hosted by Ka'ohua Lucas and Herb Lee of the Pacific American Foundation, this fishpond continues to thrive due to the commitment of community servants. This experience teaches the students the importance of taking care of the environment in which they live so that future generations will have a kuapa fishpond to cultivate fish as the Native Hawaiians had hundreds of years ago.


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18 comments:

Lilinoe Yong said...

Yes I have 4 fishponds where I live. Waikalua, He'eia, Nu'upia, are all in Kaneohe. Kawainui Marsh is in Kailua within a 2 mile radius from the school where I work.

Lynne said...

No I do not have a fishpond where I live, Waipio Gentry.

Cheryl said...

There is a fishpond on Maui called Ko`ie`ie and is one of the most accessible and approachable fishponds on Maui and is open to the public. The fishpond is located in Kihei, Maui. Ko`ie`ie has been undergoing a restoration project over the last couple of years and I'm not sure if the water is clean enough that you can eat the fish caught in it but my guess is that it is.

James said...

I don't have any Fishpond in Manoa that I know of.

Mobile Education Partners said...

There is a fishpond in Waikoloa that our students have been studying for several years. The name of the pond is Kalahuipua`a. You can read a little about it in this article.

http://www.maunalaniculture.org/fishponds/index.html

The Kaloko Fishpond is also here on the west coast of the Big Island.

Hawaii said...

I used to live across the street from Ko'ie'ie and the bottom and sides were pretty slimy, but that was 15 years ago. Now, it looks beautiful with all the restoration efforts. If I knew any fishermen, I'd be able to answer your question, Chery! l don't know if the fish are consumable...but I'd imagine they are good to go!
~Marty-Jean

Lilinoe Yong said...

Message no. 47
Author: Nancy Young
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007 8:56am
on my topic. I love your persistance and focus and insightfulness and
attention. I haven't answered your blog and feel guilty - kanaha pond is
protected and stilts live there - also marshy ponds by Kihei with stilts
and I think they are farming shrimp over there. I know about a couple
marine farming enterprises on Molokai - a Puukalii they grow limu and
they have a big operation - maybe it has to do with Kam schools? It's
right next door near Kamalo

Lilinoe Yong said...

Reply - From: Malia Perreira on 03/15/2007 05:14 PM
Sent by: Malia Mataele
To: Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE@HIDOE
cc:
Subject: Re: help please short response
I tried to leave you a comment, but it would not allow me to do so. Sorry.
Malia

Lilinoe Yong said...
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Lilinoe Yong said...

Reply - From: Kahea Faria on 03/16/2007 09:44 AM
To: Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE@HIDOE
cc:
Subject: Re: help please short response
Aloha mai kaua e Lilinoe,

Aole au hana mau me na Loko i'a. Aka, no ka loko i'a a'u i hele ai mamua, aole au ike i ka inoa o ia wahi ai ole o ka loko i'a.
Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE
Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE

Lilinoe Yong said...

Reply - From: Alexis Kane on 03/16/2007 11:54 AM
To: Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE@HIDOE
cc:
Subject: Re: help please short response
This is a great idea, Lilinoe. I spoke with Chuck Eakes today and maybe we can think about organizing a Lokia Fishpond Club on the campus of Pu'ohala since we are supposed to be the stewards of the pond. (FES/TCP mentees).

Lilinoe Yong said...

Reply - From: Norbert Larsen on 03/16/2007 03:45 PM YST
To: Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE@HIDOE
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Subject: Re: help please short response
Hi Lilinoe,

Here is the response to your blog question:

I have taken students to Waikalualoko in Kaneohe, and I've taken students to wetlands in Kahuku (Campbell Wildlife Refuge) and Kailua (Kawainui and Hamakua Marsh). I've also visited many different fishponds on Moloka`i, Big Island, Maui, O`ahu and Kaua`i.

It was nice to see you out at Puohala after our field trip to the fishpond the other day!

Aloha,

Norbert

Lilinoe Yong said...

Reply - From: Dukie Akioka on 04/03/2007 09:46 AM
To: Lilinoe Yong/PUOHALA/HIDOE@HIDOE
cc:
Subject: Re: help please short response
Aloha e Lilinoe,
Ua pane mai au ma lalo nei.
Dukie


I am in college and I need to have people and students respond to a blog question,
" What is the name of the fishpond where you were raised? " I don't know of any fishpond where I was raised (Manoa valley).
" Have you ever taken your students to a fishpond or wetland? " No.
" Have you ever seen a fishpond? If so where? " Yes, I have seen a fishpond. I saw one in He'eia, Kaneohe; and at Waikalua Loko, in Kane'ohe; and on Moloka'i, at Kahinapohaku in Mana'e, (East End).
I need as many different people& students responding as possible to make the course successful.

Lilinoe Yong said...

At fishpond we used the refractometer the dissolve oxygen meter and the PH meter.The refractometer measures the salinity if the refractometer says 35% you are in salt water the dissolve oxygen meter measures the how much oxygen is in the water if the oxygen is 3.0 it is too low.
#5 and #14

Lilinoe Yong said...

Student number 8
Water Quality testing is interesting because that we learn how fish die, of how much salt there is in the water because if we do not know how much salt there is in the water where not going to know if the fish are dieing in the water.
If the water is to cold and are fishes do not have food they will die from no food and the coldness.

Lilinoe Yong said...

Hi this are the thing that you can do at the Waikalua loko fishpond and that there is so much good thing that you can do over there and there is some thing that we learn about when are class went over there and that this are the thing that we learn a bout at the Waikalua loko fishpond.
Ph meter)and a Ph meter tells about the water)
#7

Lilinoe Yong said...

Water quality testing is very fun and I think that other school's should try it to because it is a very easy,and fun lesson to learn. I learned that 8.41 parts per million and 3.0 means oxygen is too low. The PH meter measures the PH/hydrogen oxygen (things that are acidic like vinegar) water 5-10, sea water is 8-9.refractometer 35%= salinity. Those are the numbers that I learned how to use.

We had fun doing the lessons on the WebQuest.
#13 #12

Lilinoe Yong said...

IT WAS SUPER FUN TO DO THIS WITH WATER BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES SUMMER EVERY BODY WANTS WATER BECAUSE IT IS SO HOT IN THE SUMMER AND WE DRINK IT AND ITS COOL.IN THE REFRACTOMETER THE MEASURE IS 35% THE SEA IS SALINITY. THE DISSOLVE OXYGEN METER 8.41 PARTS PER MILLION 3.0 OXYGEN IS TOO LOW 5-8 IS SALT WATER 7-10 IS ONLY WATER. THE PH METER MEASURES HYDROGEN ION THING THAT ARE ACIDIC LIKE VINEGAR WATER 5-10 (7) SEA (8) THIS IS WHAT IS FUN ABOUT MEASURING WATER AND YOU CAN DO IT ANY TIME YOU WANT TO TRY IT, ITS
AS FOR THE WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION WE LIKE IT MORE THAN READING A BOOK. I LIKE TO PRESS THE BUTTONS AND OPEN UP A NEW PAGE.
BY #3, #11 THANK YOU!