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Kawainui Marsh restoration will be completed in weeks

Leila Fujimori
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BRUCE ASATO / basato@staradvertiser.com

@Caption1:Work is still proceeding on the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project, which seeks to restore habitat for four native birds, with the nearly 40 acres to include 11 terraced shallow ponds, an earthen berm system accessible by light-duty vehicles, and a water supply system to the ponds using solar-powered well pumps and water-level control structures. Inset, a "before" shot of the area.

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KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
The endangered aeo, or Hawaiian stilt, can be found in the Kawainui Marsh.
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KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
The alae ula, or Hawaiian moorhen, is one of four endangered water bird species found in Kawainui Marsh. @Caption -- credit1:<*L>Kat Wade / Special to the Star-Advertiser
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COURTESY ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
COURTESY ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Department of Land and Natural Resources Director William Aila, left, Jennifer Wooton (representing then-U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Ino­uye), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Douglas Guttormsen and Division of Forestry and Wildlife administrator Paul Conry used traditional Hawaii oo digging sticks for the groundbreaking ceremony held June 28.
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM