LKOC volunteers were out in force at Kalama Beach Park, the historic Beottcher Estate in Kailua, to remove invasive species that had overrun parts of the landscaping there. In particular, the naupaka, which LKOC had replanted there 10 years ago, was being strangled by ivy gourd and other vines, as well as been invaded by Christmas berry and other unwanted shrubbery. Thanks to these dedicated volunteers, the naupaka on the makai side of the property has now been revitalized and should start to thrive again!
This effort could not have been done without the wonderful help of LKOC member Paula Ress, who coordinated the event with City and County Department of Parks and Recreation officials, and to Jay Floan from Pali Lanes Lions Club, for generously offering the services of their crew of volunteer members.
By: Diane Harding, President, Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle
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