Kapālama Kai Hosts First-Ever Mālama ‘Āina Day Community Clean-Up

Celebrate Earth Day and the commitment to aloha ‘āina by picking up ʻōpala around the Kapālama Canal

HONOLULU, HI (April 18, 2023) – Kapālama Kai is hosting its first-ever Mālama ʻĀina Day community clean-up on Saturday, April 22 from 8:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the areas surrounding the Kapālama Canal. In addition to taking part in the impact-driven kuleana of caring for this community, registered participants will receive a free Kapālama Kai t-shirt, bento, and refreshments.

“Stewarding ʻāina to be healthy and safe is vital to ensuring a resilient community where our keiki can thrive,” said Hilarie Alomar, director of Planning and Development for Kamehameha Schools. “As we celebrate Earth Day, we’re excited to welcome community members to join us at our Mālama ʻĀina Day as we clean and care for Kapālama Kai lands.”

Date: Saturday, April 22

8:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Location: 620 Kōhou Street
Parking: Kapālama Center and nearby streets
Details: Participants should bring water in reusable bottles, reef-friendly sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses or protective eyewear, and work gloves.

Located in the heart of Oʻahu, Kapālama Kai is a district rich with industry and ingenuity. Kamehameha Schools’ Kapālama Kai Plan aligns commercial properties, educational outcomes, and community building with directing a long-term vision for this area.

“A vital component of our Kapālama Kai Plan is creating opportunities to partner with tenants, build community and improve our assets. Our first Mālama ʻĀina Day event brings people together to help steward our ‘āina in Kapālama Kai,” added Alomar.

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About Kapālama Kai

Made up of 104 acres of Kamehameha Schools commercial lands in the Kapālama ahupuaʻa,

Kapālama Kai is an area of imminent renewal contributing to community resiliency within and beyond the region. It is a place of innovation based on the area’s existing connectivity and relationships, with ʻāina and culture as a foundation for realizing a safe, inclusive mixed-use community. Kamehameha Schools envisions stimulating Hawaiʻi’s food systems and creative industries, and adding much-needed housing for kama‘āina. Learn more at  and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kapalamakai).

About Kamehameha Schools

Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people through education. In 2015, Kamehameha Schools embarked on a bold voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, achieve postsecondary educational success and become leaders who contribute to their communities both locally and globally. For more information, visit and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).