ʻAmapō Ea is a fundraising initiative by Mālama Loko Ea Foundation and the Kawailoa kaiāulu to restore Loko Ea, a 400 year old loko iʻa (Hawaiian Fishpond) in Haleʻiwa, Waialua, Oʻahu, and many other loko iʻa across ka pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi to operate as they were designed by our ancestors in the creation of perfect indigenous resource management; a natural and sustainable foodshed for the people of Hawaiʻi. In order to fully restore our loko iʻa, we must get to the heart of the problem by deepening the depth of our pond to an optimal level for healthy fish growth. Following rules and regulations of these modern days, the purchase of a state of the art floating dredge machine will be required. Join us today in the restoration of Loko ea!
In partnership with Loko ea, Patagonia has sponsored a limited edition, co-branded Patagonia X Loko ea outdoor capelin shirt to share as a GIFT OF GRATITUDE to those who contribute at least $150 towards our dredge.
The artwork, designed and contributed by local artist Dru Hara, carries the deep message of #RestoringEa and the breaking of a new dawn for Loko ea, loko iʻa, and ka pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi nei.
Film Contributed by Olonā Media