The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
45-720 Keaahala RdHale Imiloa at Windward Community CollegeKaneohe, HI96744
Young volunteers prepare to navigate the native plants and hunt down invasive weeds!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Hui o Ko’olaupoko at the upcoming Garden workdays. Below are some details about the events and you can find much more information and pictures on our website.
Windward Community College Rain Garden: This project 3,000 square feet of rain gardens and native vegetation in front of Hale 'Imiloa. Rain Gardens are designed to capture storm water run-off from impervious surfaces like roofs, roads and parking lots. The rain garden traps and infiltrates the storm water run-off before it has a chance to carry pollutants into nearby streams and bays.
Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the gardens using small hand tools and hand pulling weeds as we work to open areas for re-introduction of native plants.
Please wear close-toe shoes and work clothes that they don't mind getting wet and dirty, Long Pants and sleeves recommended.
Bring a water bottle, snack, sun protection and bug repellant. All tools & gloves will be provided.
Participants under age 16 must have adult supervision.
Participants under the age of 18, attending without their parent or legal guardian must bring the signed waiver.
Our community workdays and volunteer events happen rain or shine! In the rare event that we would need to cancel a workday due to unsafe weather conditions, we will update our Facebook Page with the event status no later than one hour prior the scheduled start time.
We offer a variety of regularly scheduled events each month and we can work with groups to arrange a private weekday service trip or educational visit.
Check our calendar huihawaii.org/calendar for weekday opportunities!
Feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any additional questions. I look forward to working with you.