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Perpetuating Kohanaiki

Preserving the land and making a difference on Hawaii's Big Island

Originally Published: December 27, 2012
By Lauren Shanahan | XGames.com

Malama Pono. Take care of my ocean. Be nice. These are just a few of the hand-painted children's signs that adorn the entrance of Kohanaiki, more commonly known as Pinetrees, on the Big Island. They serve as a reminder to all who surf, camp, snorkel, and dive here that the land and water are sacred and shared by all. The nonprofit organization Kohanaiki Ohana was founded with the intention of keeping Hawaiian traditions alive, keep the value of aloha strong, and create individual advocates ...

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