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!
- COVID 19 Pandemic Response for Puna - Malama O Puna worked with Councilman Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder of District 5 on a program entitled “COVID 19 Pandemic Response for Puna”. This program provided 300 large food baskets to households in need while at the same time helping to boost some of the small agricultural businesses in Puna. Distribution of the food took place on … Continue reading COVID 19 Pandemic Response for Puna
- Who to Vote for for Mayor? - The Waimea Community Association interviewed 15 candidates for mayor of Hawai’i County from June 8-10, 2020 and has made the virtual candidate forum available for viewing online: https://www.waimeatown.org/mayoral-candidate-forum
- Malama O Puna Donates Land to Ho’oulu Lāhui - Just in time for Christmas, Kua O Ka La Public Charter School will be getting a nice big present to aid in their lava recovery. Puna nonprofit Malama O Puna has just donated its 9.38 acre forested lot in Nanawale Estates to Ho‘oulu Lāhui, the nonprofit that supports Kua O Ka La public charter school. … Continue reading Malama O Puna Donates Land to Ho’oulu Lāhui
- International Rat Lungworm Conference - What: 6th International Rat Lungworm Conference When: January 5-8, 2020 Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo, HI Cost: Free and open to the public Registration & more info at workshop website: The 6th International Workshop on Angiostrongylus and Angiostrongyliasis Malama O Puna is teaming up with the County of Hawai’i (Council contingency funds from Districts 2, … Continue reading International Rat Lungworm Conference
Malama O Puna recently finished up a Miconia eradication project focusing in 2 locations near Pahoa: the ‘Ginger Patch’ on Post Office Rd and along Ka’ohe Homesteads Rd. See more
Malama O Puna is helping the community recover from the 2018 lava flow. The Tribune-Herald wrote about one of our projects, helping residents get grant money to reopen roads to their properties.
The Annual Membership Meeting planned for May 2020 is postponed indefinitely due to the COVID 19 outbreak.
Malama O Puna regrets being unable to host a candidate forum this year and will post links to any relevant virtual forums for races affecting Puna/Pahoa
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.
On hold due to pandemic
Visit Us In Pāhoa
Stop in at our office in Pāhoa to use our Environmental Resource Center or just to say hi!