Hanalei Valley produces (67%) 71% of Hawaii's taro, providing a unique and stunning cultural landscape, rural setting, open space, and native endangered waterbird habitat.
Hanalei WaterShed Hui
2000-02 Poi page in newsletter 1998 to present Advocacy for expansion of taro production in Hanalei Valley 2000, 2002 Taro festival participation 1999 to present HWH provides water quality information as appropriate 2003 to present HWH partners with farmers and USFWS in the development of BMP's for sediment control
Plan of Action:
Community awareness and education Government and scientific communications Taro in school lunch program Taro value added product promotion
Hanalei Watershed Hui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity and mutual respect.