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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.

Project Status: Active Project

Funding Status: Not Funded

Priority: Med

Project Lead: 

Hanalei WaterShed Hui

Plan of Action: 

Community awareness and education

Government and scientific communications

Taro in school lunch program

Taro value added product promotion

Accomplishments : 

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

Watershed Action Items


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.

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Hanalei Watershed Hui
5299C Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, Kauai

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1285
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714

Phone: (808) 826-1985
Fax: (808) 826-1985

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