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Hanai 'aina Conservation Work Day: Remove invasive species and protect the native habitat

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ORGANIZATION: Waimea Valley / Hi'ipaka LLC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 21 people are interested
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Invasive species removal Workday at Waimea Valley

This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of our Waimea Valley Volunteers Team and help us protect the native Hawaiian species that we care for .

You will be in the main botanical gardens helping the conservation department. An RSVP is required.

Work goes from 9am to 3pm and can include: Native Planting, habitat restoration and Invasive species control.

*** Please realize that when you sign up, you are committing to the entire time specified above. ***

Where:

Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Office and be ready to leave for the hike at 9am

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.

Haleiwa HI 96712

Location Details:

When you arrive at the Valley entrance road, go mauka (towards the mountains) and park in any of the regular parking lots. Then continue walking mauka from there to the Botanical office. It will be up the road to the left of the Visitor center. If you see a sign that says endangered species 'alae ula crossing keep going up that way. If you are having trouble finding your way, go to the front desk in the visitor center, let them know you are here to volunteer and ask to be directed towards the botanical offices, they can help you.

What:

We will be visiting various locations within the Waimea valley botanical gardens. These are easy to moderate trails and the longest it should take to get to a work site will be around 30 minutes. We will be doing conservation work to care for and protect the rare or endangered species of plants and animals in our valley.

** We will provide all tools, but you are welcome to bring personal gloves**

How Many:

We are looking for a maximum of 20-30 people for any given date.

RSVP in advance to reserve your spot.

What Age:

Ages 12 and up are invited to attend, but any volunteers under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian go with them to volunteer.

Terrain:

The terrain is easy to moderate for Waimea Valley.

** There are some locations that can get quite hot, it pays to come prepared!**

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***To RSVP: Please email Volunteers@waimeavalley.net or call (808)638-5855 ***

**Also, please specify which date you plan on volunteering**

To reduce the risk of Covid, we recommend that everyone who visits here wears a mask in high traffic areas, when you are indoors and if you are not vaccinated, but as we are following state guidelines we do not require masks to be worn. We are also no longer requiring proof of vaccination to be shown for volunteers. We truly appreciate you being part of the effort to reduce the risks faced by our staff, visitors, volunteers and local community. As long as the Covid situation remains steady, we can continue with this current system, but some flexibility might be needed. If there are any cancellations or changes to the group size etc., I will send out an update to the volunteers. I appreciate your willingness to work with the uncertain nature of planning because we truly need the volunteers help here. We thrive with all of your help and aloha.

For more information:

Visit the volunteers tab on our website -- https://www.waimeavalley.net/volunteer

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About Waimea Valley / Hi'ipaka LLC

Location:

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., HALEIWA, HI 96712, US

Mission Statement

E mlama a e ho'omau i na waiwai kanaka, mo'omeheu, a kulohelohe o Waimea no kela hanauna, Keia hanauna ma o ka ho'ona'auao a me ka ho'okahu 'ana. Preserve and perpetuate the human, cultural and natural resources of Waimea for generations through education and stewardship.

Description

Waimea Valley is a living pu'uhonua (sanctuary) for and by kanaka (Hawaiian People). We strive to celebrate and share a vibrant and living Hawaiian culture with the world.

The land managed by our organization is nearly 1,900 acres. We have a beautiful botanical garden spanning about 300 acres from our waterfall to the highway. The garden contains over 5,500 species of plants from all over the world including many rare collections and some of Hawaii's most rare and endangered species. It's not just endangered plants here, we also protect endangered birds and fish in this amazing ecosystem. The back 1,500 or so acres is set up as conservation land where we are actively protecting and rebuilding the native forest habitat.

We welcome you to experience Waimea Valley and be a part of the volunteer team that works to protect this sacred place. Let's honor and perpetuate Hawai`i’s past, be active stewards of our present and plan for a prosperous and healthy future.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Arts & Culture
Environment
Animals, Arts & Culture, Environment

WHEN

Thu Sep 01, 2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

59-864 Kamehameha HwyHaleiwa, HI 96712

(21.59276,-158.10341)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Landscaping

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • The time commitment is for 6 Hours, you will have a lunch break, but no early departures please.
  • RSVP is required and parent or legal guardian needs to be present with participants under 18.

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