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Nonprofit purchases 75 acres in E. Honolulu as a preserve

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LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Kora Iechad-Remoket, left, Tommy Oly and John Guagliardo with Hawaii Loa Ridge Preserve have begun clearing the land, assessing the risk of rockfall and evaluating the restoration of indigenous plants.

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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Seventy-five acres of land in one of Oahu’s most expensive areas for real estate was recently purchased for $380,000. The parcel runs from the edge of Aina Haina homes up to the beginning of Hawaii Loa Ridge. This photo of the ridge was taken from Aipuni Street.

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LEE CATALUNA / LCATALUNA@STARADVERTISER.COM

John Guagliardo, executive director of Hawaii Loa Ridge Preserve, stands in a rainwater diversion channel overgrown with weeds on the land the nonprofit recently purchased in Aina Haina.