Kahuku Point Restoration

Kalaeokaunaʻoa, or Kahuku Point, is an area of undeveloped coastline on Oʻahu’s North Shore. It is one the few remaining places on Oʻahu with intact coastal strand habitat that includes Ohai (Sesbania tomentosa), yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus), monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi, including a female who pups there yearly), and nesting sea turtles (both Hawksbill, Eretmochelys imbricata and Green, Chelonia mydas). NSCLT’s project is a volunteer-based community stewardship and coastline restoration effort stemming from a partnership between NSCLT, Turtle Bay Resort, and US Fish and Wildlife Pacific Islands Coastal Program. Unless otherwise announced, monthly community work days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 9am-noon. Meet on the Kahuku side of the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot near the helipad by 9am (see directions at bottom of page). A NSCLT representative will be there to guide the group on a hike out to the point. More information regarding monthly community work days is listed below:

Stewardship Activities

  • invasive species removal
  • native plant out-planting
  • dune stabilization projects
  • marine debris removal

What is Provided

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Hand tools (picks, shovels, rakes, loppers)

What to Bring

  • Hat / Sun Protection
  • Close-toed shoes (recommended)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Gloves (optional, if you prefer to use your own)
  • Hand tools (optional, if you prefer to use your own)

Directions

  • From Kamehameha Highway: turn ma kai onto Kuilima Drive as if going to Turtle Bay Resort (it will be a right turn if coming via Kahuku town; a left turn if coming via Haleʻiwa/ Sunset Beach)
  • Follow Kuilima drive and take the first right immediately after the guard shack (before the stop sign)
  • Follow the road to end of parking lot, and turn left into main parking lot next to Paradise Helicopters Helipad. Park in designated beach access parking.

Mahalo for your interest, we hope to see you at a future community work day!