Friends of Waimea CERT

Friends of Waimea CERT

The mission of Friends of Waimea CERT is to “do the greatest good for the greatest number of people” when a disaster strikes our communities. The Friends of Waimea CERT Program, is administered by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (HCCDA), aims to build community resilience. The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a group of…

Historic Spencer House

Historic Spencer House

“One of Waimea’s oldest buildings, the Spencer House, survives to this day at the Waimea Center entrance close to McDonald’s. Built mid-nineteenth century by William French, an early local businessman. the Spencer House has included a hotel, restaurant, gift store, real estate office, Attorney’s office, and non-profit organizations. Waimea Preservation Association has been involved in…

Helping to Care for Minuke’ole Park

Helping to Care for Minuke’ole Park

“Waimea Preservation Association (WPA) has been helping care for Minuke’ole Park behind Parker Ranch Shopping Center for a number of years. One restoration event was a Hawaiian dry-stone setting workshop in 2016 sponsored by WPA and other community organizations. The wall rebuilding project recalled the name of the park, formerly a Parker Ranch corral. Paniolo…