This is a unique chance to be a part of our Waimea Valley Volunteers Team and help to care for our sacred valley. You will be going on an exclusive hike up to the central ridgeline called kalahe'e and you will spend the day helping with our conservation projects. An RSVP is required.
Work goes from 9am to 3pm and can include: Native Planting as well as Invasive species control.
*** Please realize that when you sign up, you are committing to the entire time specified above. We do not have staff to hike down early with volunteers and you cannot hike down by yourself***
Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Office and be ready to leave for the hike at 9am
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.
Haleiwa HI 96712
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.
This is a conservation work day, aimed at restoring and protecting the native forest habitat. We shall be hiking up onto Kal?he`e Ridge, to plant native Hawaiian plants, remove invasive species and participate in other conservation projects. It is a moderate hike up to the site (takes about 45 minutes).
** We will provide all tools, but you are welcome to bring personal gloves**
We are looking for a maximum of 20 people for any given date.
RSVP in advance to reserve your spot.
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.
After an initial volunteer day (IE: volunteer once with a parent/ guardian), individuals 16 years and older will be considered on a case by case basis for volunteering without a parent or guardian present. *Their Parent or guardian will still need to be present in the morning to sign their waiver form.*
What to bring:
Water (at least 2 liters) (REQUIRED) Lunch Gloves Rain gear Insect repellent (mostly for the hike) Close toed Shoes (REQUIRED) Sun screen Hat Long pants Long sleeved shirt Face Mask A Positive Attitude!
The terrain is easy to moderate for Kalahe`e Ridge.
** There is very little shade on the ridge and it can get quite hot!! Be prepared!**
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.
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 about 1,800 acres in total. We have a beautiful botanical garden spanning about 300 acres from our waterfall to the highway between us and the big wave surfing beach, Waimea Bay. The garden contains over 5,500 species of plants and protects many rare plants from around the world, including 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 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.
Sat Jan 23, 2021
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
59-864 Kamehameha HwyHaleiwa, HI96712
January 5, 2021
Must be at least 12
Must RSVP and commit to full 6 hours
capable hikers, and parent or legal guardian present for under 16