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Groups hope to save the Kanewai Spring

  • COURTESY THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

    Kanewai Spring is a roughly 1,000-square-foot pool of fresh water in Kuliouou that feeds a fishpond. The water then flows to a lagoon wildlife sanctuary before emptying into the ocean.

  • COURTESY THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

    Children listen to a Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center presentation about fresh water in the life cycle of native marine species at Kanewai Spring.

It was named one of Hawaii’s most endangered places last year and has been a trophy property owned by business scoundrels, but now a historic multimillion-dollar East Honolulu estate with a freshwater spring feeding a wildlife preserve is close to becoming a public resource through a community effort. Read more

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