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Efforts to restore fishpond advance with removal of old buildings

Timothy Hurley
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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

A project to revitalize one of only six remaining fishponds on O‘ahu took a significant step forward in the fall with the demolition and removal of two abandoned and condemned residential structures that shared the beach front property along busy Kalaniana‘ole Highway in Niu Valley in east Honolulu.

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COURTESY CHRIS CRAMER

Volunteers cleared the brush at the historic Kalauhaihai Fishpond in Niu Valley back in 2013 when it was overgrown. At top, the shadow of some of the property’s neighbors visiting the restored fishpond could be seen Friday.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Chris Cramer stands next to Kalauhaihai Fishpond, along Kalanianaole Highway in Niu Valley. He organized the project to revitalize the fishpond, which is one of only six remaining on Oahu. Two abandoned and condemned residential structures, which shared the beachfront property on which the fishpond is located, were recently demolished and removed.