Malama O Puna is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation and 501(c)(3) volunteer service organization which focuses on the environment. Our mission is to assure critical habitat for native species and open space for future generations through environmental education, hands-on projects, advocacy, watch-dogging and land trusting. Please browse our website to learn more about what we do and like us on Facebook to receive announcements about our upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

Green Lake Concert

Come to our Rat Lungworm Awareness Concert at Green Lake on August 26th from 12-5pm. Music by Lito Arkangel, with Cosmorchestra, Kunzwanana Marimba Ensemble, Uncle’s ‘Awa Band, and more.  Admission is free. There will be food, music, information about preventing rat lungworm, and a limited number of free rat traps will be given away. More details can be found in our press release.

Download our “Slug Proof Your Garden” guide here.

Ohi’a Love Fest

Come visit our booth at the ‘Ōhi‘a Love Fest on August 27th at the Imiloa Astronomy Center! Learn more about our restoration efforts and how Rapid Ohi’a Death is affecting Puna and Hawaii’s last remaining lowland native rainforest.  Visit Keau’ohana Rainforest Restoration to learn more.

Kapoho Beach Cleanup

When: September 23rd at 9am
Where: Wai’Opae (AKA Kapoho tidepools, Vacationland)
Meet at the mailboxes right next to the educational signs at the southern end of Kapoho Kai Rd. Bring trash bags and gloves.

Keau’ohana Volunteer Day

When: Sunday, October 15th from 10am-3pm
Where: Keau‘ohana Forest Reserve (above Black Sands Subdivision)
Details: Meet at 12 Upper Puna Rd (between mile marker 16 and 17 on HWY 130.)  Bring gloves, water, snacks and work boots. We will be pulling weeds.

Visit Us In Pāhoa

Stop in at our new office in Pāhoa to use our Environmental Resource Center or just to say hi!

Malama O Puna Building