"There is man and there is environment. One does not supersede the other. The breath in man is the breath of Papa. Man is merely the caretaker of the land that maintains his life and nourishes his soul. Therefore, the 'āina is sacred. The church of life is not in a building, it is the open sky, the surrounding ocean, the beautiful soil...." -George Jarrett Helm Jr.

Through your resounding support of last year's inaugural Aloha Kaho'olawe membership drive, we were able to secure the first-ever direct appropriation of general funds since being established by the State of Hawaiʻi in 1993; You are critical to our efforts in protecting, restoring and preserving the ocean and land of this important cultural reserve.

If you have been impacted by Kahoʻolawe - as a volunteer, friend, teacher, student, researcher or otherwise interested community or family member, we invite you to become a member (or to join a friend!) today in order to continue to make a difference for this special place.

Membership Levels:

Sustainer: $50 ($25 with student ID)

Benefactor: $100

Patron: $500 & above


Benefits include (differ for each level): Kaho'olawe T-shirt ($100 & above); recognition in & subscription to Ko Hema Lamalama; e-News enrollment, including special invitations, volunteer opportunities and new research; mahalo!


Now entering its second year, Aloha Kahoʻolawe is a campaign to continue Kahoʻolawe restoration and access. Through this initiative, we invite participation via donations, memberships, partnerships and legislative support. By building consensus that there is value in the historical, cultural, ecological and community building resources shared through the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve, we aim to demonstrate a greater need for investment by the State of Hawaiʻi. Your support contributes directly to the sustainability of KIRC programs, which are dedicated to the rebirth, restoration and flourishing of Kaho'olawe and its surrounding waters for generations to come. Join Today!