LKOC is a volunteer based organization that relies on the support and dedication of many in our community. We want thank all of you for that commitment to our mission!
A heart-felt Mahalo to all the friends of Annetta Kinnicutt who made memorial donations in her name to the “Learning to Grow” Program at WCCC. Annetta’s commitment to this program, her students, and her fellow volunteers will not be forgotten.
Mahalo to all the friends of Jo Best who made memorial donations in her name. Jo's common sense and sense of humor were an anchor to the spirit of The Outdoor Circle. How we will miss her!
A bequest in the will of Remy LaTour honored Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle with a gift. Remy and his wife Wilma lived on Wilikoki Street in Kailua. They provided the generous gift to help keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful. They truly loved Kailua and wanted to ensure that it continued to be the beautiful town it is. Many Mahalos!!!
MAHALO! to Buzz's of Kailua. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of their business, Buzz's owners donated $5,000 to five Kailua organizations. Thank you, Buzz's, for choosing Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle and helping to keep Kailua clean, green and beautiful.
The 2017 LKOC Beautification Awards Acknowledged at the "I Love Kailua" Town Party
These inspiring groups are helping our community to be a special, clean, green, and beautiful place.
The first two have many projects, but we were recognizing them for creating rain gardens.
1. Hui O Koolaupoko has re-planted the area next to Ka’elepulu Stream stream near the bridge. (You know it as Buzz’s parking lot.) The "Popoi’a Street Storm Water Project" filters the water flowing into the stream, and then the ocean, with pervious pavers, rain gardens and native plants. With the support from government and private organizations, including Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle, the area looks beautiful, and it is keeping the steam alive and clean.
2. Also recognized for creating a rain garden is Smart Trees Pacific. The Smart Trees’ rain garden isn't just a pretty face. At the corner of Hahani and Hamakua, at American Saving Bank, it filters the water running off of all the pavement in that area, cleaning the rainwater before it flows into our marsh. It’s another beautiful project that is improving our environment. Check their web site for the science involved. (Anybody need a science fair project?)
3. Another beautification award was presented to Hardware Hawaii. When you go to Hardware Hawaii, don’t you love to park under their trees? The spaces under those shower trees are always the ones everyone wants. They have some of the best parking lot trees in town. Also, they maintain the planting pockets for street trees in the sidewalk in front of their store, AND they keep the gutter swept. The City and County can’t keep up with the leaves and seed pods the trees drop, but Hardware Hawaii cleans it up, even though they don’t own the property. (Other businesses, hint, hint.) Thank you, Hardware Hawaii.
4. Progress is being made at our Boettcher Estate, in large part because of the Pali Lions. In three work days, they have helped us remove invasive species (some of them pretty poky), cut back wild vegetation blocking the house, paths, and driveway, and help cart off truckloads of yard waste. They weren't called "work days" casually. Those Lions are hard workers, even on sweltering days. We’re not planning anything fancy, just clean, green, and beautiful. Look for further improvement in the grounds, and another work day in June. Join us for this rewarding work.
A big Mahalo! to all our 25th Annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party Sponsors! Without their support, the event could not have been a success! Alexander & Baldwin Properties, Kailua Buzz’s Original Steakhouse ~ Lanikai Castle Medical Center Windward Ford of Hawaii Kalapawai Café Global Village ~ Kailua Windward Jewelers Cactus Bistro Champa Thai Lanikai Juice