Mason Myrmo: A modern-day Renaissance man

  • Pua kala is a native Hawaiian poppy that Mason often uses in his planting projects.

  • Mason created a bed with rocks and mulch for native plants at the Aquatic Life Divers dock. (Mason Myrmo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Native plants make attractive potted plants. (Photos by Mason Myrmo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Mason shakas his team on the Kohanaiki Beach Park project. Reggie Lee, Karen Eoff and Lanakila Ynigues all participated. (Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A modern-day Renaissance man would have a wide range of knowledge and talents in important areas. One living here in Hawaii, might be knowledgeable about ways to address the issues arising from climate change in our island home. He might also have skills that could help preserve and restore areas in harm’s way. A lot of knowledge and talent would be needed. After meeting Mason Myrmo, I thought he might qualify as a local Renaissance man.