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Pololū's fragile ecosystem cannot sustain more visitors to the valley. The proposed lot for an expanded parking lot will only encourage more visitors to Pololū. This is irresponsible and unneeded. Our hopes are to limit the visitors to the valley by providing better education of the unique heritage of Pololū, providing virtual field trips, and having a steward at the trail head who can help educate the visitors.


We have a saying, "'Awini 'ai kanaka" (Awini the man eaters). This comes from the protected traditions of the valleys. They were not accessed by all during the Kingdom era, those who had no kuleana in the valleys rarely made it out alive. This was due as much to the protective nature of the valley families as it was to the valleys themselves.


We have seen several rescues due to the natural and unmaintained conditions of Pololū Valley and the associated trails. These rescues are costing our community hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, and put our own families, the rescue crew at risk every time. Pololū Valley and the surrounding areas are pristine, development free.


The homes that are now there are old kuleana lots which have stayed within extended families since before the Māhele. Allowing the potential for more homes to be developed along the Makanikahio Ridge will forever change the nature of this wahi pana.


Makanikahio is home to the endangered Hawaiian Bee Population. Their colonies are found from Akoakoa along the sea cliffs following the Pololū Cliff to the forest area. This Bee population is said to be one of the most, if not THE most endangered bee species on the planet. Development will surely affect their natural habitat areas.


The sand dunes that front the valley are our ancestors graveyard. For years we held this secret close, but recent over-tourism to the valley has made it essential to raise awareness of the burials and traditions of puʻe one (sand dunes) and our ʻiwi kupuna (ancestors bones). As the lineal descendants and community of Pololū it is our kuleana to protect our cultural sites and ancestors bones. 

Go to Our Virtual Tour Instead!

Pololu's ecosystem is fragile. Go to our virtual tour instead! We plan to look into ways that we can upgrade and update this virtual tour. Feel free to donate here or you can email your suggestions to

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Sign Our Petition!

We have almost 1 million signatures on our petition! Please sign and share it today

*Donations to do not directly come to our project. If you would like to donate to us directly you may do so here.

Donate to Our Stewardship Program!

The Pololū Stewardship program is a collaborative project that started in August 2021 with the hiring of four full-time stewards. We are blessed to have stewards who know and love this wahi pana. There has been an increase of traffic and rescues in this area because visitors do not know the history and significance of this valley to the people of this place. We are grateful to have stewards that can tell them that mo'olelo. Please support and donate here.

Enjoy the Beauty. Don't Change It.

Stacking rocks, swinging over burial mounds (sand dunes), altering cultural features is a desecration of this sacred space. Enjoy this place, and leave it as untouched as possible, so the next person can enjoy the same beauty you did today.

No Camping in the Valley

This area is a conservation zone. Camping can cause damage to sites including unmarked burials. Overnight camping is not allowed without permission by land owners.

Remain in Public Access Areas

The trail along the beach and the beach access are for public use. Please stay out of private properties. Trails are also extremely hazardous. Public is not encouraged to use trails beyond the Pololū beach area.

Pack Out What You Bring In

Make sure you take all your belongings, and rubbish with you. It doesn't even matter if it isnʻt your rubbish. If you see it, please do your part and take it out of the valley with you.

Donate to our Stewardship Program!

Make sure you take all your belongings, and rubbish with you. It doesn't even matter if it isnʻt your rubbish. If you see it, please do your part and take it out of the valley with you.

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