We’ve published our 2018 Report with a summary of our activities this year. Thank you for your support, which allows us to do the work we do!

Our Mission

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

Films For Change series

Join us the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM for a free film screening followed by casual discussion.

Free popcorn! Optional: bring food for yourself or to share.

RevolutionFebruary 14: Revolution — Not just sharks are at grave risk. Post Sharkwater, director Rob Stewart gives a firsthand look at the biggest battle ever—for all life.
END:CIVMarch 14: Black Snake Killaz — Raw footage of bold frontline action against Dakota Access Pipeline, and brutal repression. Where do we go from here?
How to Change the WorldApril 11: How to Change the World — Braving nuclear test zones & killer ships to deploy viral mind bombs: the story of eco-activism and Greenpeace.

Our most active project currently

Keau’ohana Native Rainforest Restoration

Keau‘ohana Forest Reserve, in the Puna District of Hawai‘i, is a reservoir of unique plant biodiversity found nowhere else in the world. It is the best remaining critical habitat for many native, rare and endangered species.

We are working to restore the largest and most intact native lowland rainforest (<1,000 ft.) remaining in the State of Hawai‘i. Since June 2014, we have led weekly crew efforts and numerous volunteer events to control for invasive and plant native species on 30 acres in the most biodiverse portion of the reserve. Learn more about our efforts here. Go to “What We Do” to learn more about our other projects.

Visit Us In Pāhoa

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

Malama O Puna Building