Hiilei Kawelo and her team of fishpond managers in Heeia called for volunteers to help "pani i ka puka," or close a gap in the wall of the 800-year old aquaculture complex.
They called for 1,000 people. Nearly 2,000 people came.
Here's what they said on their blog:
Paepae o Heeia has community workdays on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of most months. Learn more at their website.