Hawai‘i Wisdom — April

Hawai‘i Wisdom — April

HI Wisdom April

Alaka‘i Swamp

Hahai no ka ua i ka ulula‘au.

“The rain follows after the forest.”

Destroy the forest, the rains will cease to fall, and the land will become a desert.

Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau by Mary Kawena Pukui.

The Alaka‘i Swamp in Koke‘e is home to many indigenous and endemic fauna and flora. The boardwalk was a solution to make the swamp accessible without leaving much of a footprint.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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