We have merged the KAPONO site here on the the Red Road Scenic Byway site,
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
KAPONO is a 501 C-3 community-directed organization that welcomes community members from Kaimu to Kapoho to join together for the protection and enhancement of the health, heritage, and safety of our communities: our homes, our ‘ohana, and our lifestyles.
Community togetherness focused on:
Safety and Wellness
Preserving Nature and and Cultural Resources
Quality of Life Improvements
KAPONO’S educational, charitable and scientific purpose is to coordinate the efforts of HWY 137 – The Red Road community members to solve common problems, protect and preserve the environment and historical artifacts, enhance quality of life, celebrate our heritage as a community, and address safety concerns by:
· Gathering and sharing information through educational activities such as meetings, community surveys, a web site, emails and other media;
· Supporting the implementation of the Puna Community Development Plan as it pertains to the Red Road Area;
· Sponsoring the Hwy 137 Red Road Scenic Byway; and
· Celebrating and supporting community and individual initiatives in support of its mission.
Collaborating with Kua O Ka La PCS in creating a student environmental kinship/stewawardship program and supporting the development of a stewardship curriculum with community applications.
Past / Ongoing Projects include:
RED ROAD SCENIC BYWAY- DONE!!!
BYWAY surveys- 2014 / 2015
1/4 ly Red Road clean up since 2013
Kalani- Movie Night 2014
Pahoa annual Xmas Parade 2013-2015 (award winner 2015)
Projected stewardship of local areas (this could be great!!!)
Food forest development- funding/locations/
Further discussion on town centers
A ‘ohe hana nui ke alu i’ia – No task is too big when done together by all.