Hanai 'aina Conservation Workday: Help restore and protect our native forest land
This is a unique chance to be a part of our Waimea Valley Volunteers Team. You will be going on an exclusive hike to the back of the valley and spending the day helping in 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 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, go to the front desk in the visitor center and ask to be directed towards the botanical offices, they can help you find your way.
We shall be hiking up onto Kalahe`e Ridge to plant native plants and remove invasive species. It is an easy to 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 20-30 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, 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)
Insect repellent (just for the hike)
Close toed Shoes (REQUIRED)
Long sleeved shirt
A Positive Attitude!
** There is very little shade on the ridge and it can get quite hot!! Be prepared!**
The terrain is easy to moderate for Kalahe`e Ridge.
***Please email [email protected] or call (808)638-5855 if you are interested***
**Also, please specify which date you plan on volunteering**
Ages 12 and up welcome, must have parent present to sign in and during volunteering.
Ages 16 and up accepted without parent, pending an evaluation. (IE: volunteer once with a parent/ guardian), but they will still need parents to sign waiver forms.