Ola i ka Loʻi Wai (Life through Indigenous Knowledge)

Recipient: Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi

Project Type: Habitat Restoration

Recommended Funding Amount: $3,400,000

Congressional District(s): HI-02

Summary: This project is based on Indigenous knowledge (Native Hawaiian) relating to the management of wetlands and estuaries. The project’s goal is to restore 40 acres within the reserve, using Indigenous knowledge relating to wetland agroecology (loʻi wai) as a means to increase community resilience in regard to climate change, food security, and economic stability.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.