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At Sunset Ranch Hawaii, we continue to be focused on our mission of helping advance land conservation and sustainability in Hawaii. Mahalo to INNOV8 Magazine (Go! Airlines) for sharing our story!
Individual tickets are now on sale for our annual fundraiser! Buy your tickets today at www.northshoreland.org and join us in supporting land conservation on Oahu's North Shore. We expect 500 to 600 guests in Sunset Stables for a 'Town and Country' hoedown! This is THE event of the year on the North Shore. Don't miss it! Mahalo nui loa for support.
In an effort to continue to provide the best possible venue to our clients, we're excited to announce that we have completed the renovation of Charlie's Pond. This was a much bigger project than originally anticipated, but we're very pleased with the end result. Here is a summary of our journey to restore one of our most popular features at Sunset Ranch:
Once the pond was drained of water, we discovered it was full of almost 30 years of sediment. What did this mean? Sludge about five feet deep! Consequently, we had to bring in industrial grade pumps to remove it all. No easy task. While this, along with other discoveries and unfortunate circumstances, presented us with what at the time seemed like insurmountable challenges; we eventually accomplished our objective of succesfully cleaning out the pond.
After the pond was emptied and the old liner removed, pond preparation included shaping of the pond contours and adding filler to the deeper section of the pond. These efforts were made to create a more efficient and manageable pond. The pond was then ready for the new and improved liner. After careful installation, the liner seams were sealed and the perimeter of the pond was secured with cement and hand selected rock. We brought in truck loads of rock to make certain that not only the entire pond was adequately sealed, but to insure an aesthetically pleasing design.
The pictures below show the important stages of the Phase I renovation at Charlie's Pond:
In summary, upon completion of the renovation of Charlie's Pond, we successfully created a beautiful new feature at Sunset Ranch. At the same time, we have created a site with which to conduct a small amount of fish farming. We're very excited about this. Charlie's Pond now holds approximately forty golden tilapia! Perhaps someday, with the proper monitoring and certification, we will include a few select Sunset Ranch tilapia in our event menus.
The pictures below show some pictures of the Phase II renovation of Charlie's Pond:
SAVE THE DATE! Sunset Ranch is excited to announce that our annual fundraiser for the North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT) will be on Saturday, November 3 at 5:00 pm. Town will be catering the event, and the entertainment will include some of Hawaii's very best. The NSCLT will also be sharing current projects and an update on their ”Greenprint” intiative. Please join us on this special evening and support one of the great organizations working hard to protect Oahu’s North Shore.
NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST