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Our Mission

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Friends of Haʻikū Stairs (FHS) is a group of volunteers whose mission is to protect the historic Haʻikū Stairs and the surrounding ʻāina for current and future generations. By partnering with local grassroots stakeholders and the community, we believe we can realize a shared vision of stewardship for Haʻikū Valley through managed access solutions, focusing on creating and sustaining a thriving valley from mauka to makai.

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Save the Stairs Lawsuit 

Friends of Haʻikū Stairs filed a lawsuit on August 8th, 2023, against the City & County of Honolulu, seeking a court order to halt the planned demolition of the Stairs on environmental grounds. It is unfortunate that legal means have proved necessary. However, the City’s refusal to negotiate in good faith to find an alternative solution has left us no choice. We are confident of victory and determined to vindicate the voices of the majority who want to save the historic Haʻikū Stairs.


We have strong claims and experienced lawyers. However, litigation is expensive. Please help us keep up the fight by contributing $20, $50, $100—or whatever you can afford!  Together, we can preserve the Stairway to Heaven for future generations to enjoy.