Waialeʻe Volunteer Workday

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Waialeʻe Volunteer Workday

Remove invasive plants, restore native species and plant traditional Hawaiian crops in and around a wetland ecosystem.

When and where

Date and time

Location

University of Hawai‘i Agricultural Experiment Station Kalou Marsh Haleiwa, HI 96712

Map and directions

How to get there

About this event

Join North Shore Community Land Trust on the third Saturday of each month in our effort to restore native ecosystems and traditional Hawaiian agriculture at Waialeʻe, Oʻahu. Activities include removing invasive weeds, planting and tending Hawaiian crops, and other tasks suitable for all ages and skill levels. You will have the option to enter the wetland so if you are interested please plan accordingly.

Remember to bring:

  • Footwear and clothing for outdoor work (close-toed recommended)
  • If you plan to enter wetland: tabis, water shoes, or old sneakers you don't mind getting wet and muddy (slip-on rubber boots won't work! Old athletic shoes work great!)
  • A reusable water bottle with at least 2 liters of water
  • Sun protection: reef-safe sunblock, hat, etc.
  • Mosquito protection: bug spray (preferably non-DEET) and/or long sleeves and pants
  • Optional: Your own gardening gloves and weeding tools, if desired (we will also provide clean gloves and tools)
  • Optional: A change of clothes and a bag or container for your wet shoes and clothes
  • Optional: a pot-luck snack or dish to share

Our meeting spot is near 58-207 Kamehameha Hwy. Refer to the links below for the precise location. Coming from either direction on Kamehameha Hwy., turn makai (toward the ocean) onto a gravel road. Around 100 yards down the gravel road, our parking area will be on the right-hand side, near a pink barn.

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Rough Agenda (Subject to Change)

8:30 AM - Gate open (you are welcome to arrive, "suit up" and mingle)

9:00 AM - Opening protocol (traditional Hawaiian oli) and introductions

9:15 - Work projects (take breaks as needed)

11:45 - Clean up

12:00 - Pau hana (work is done), opional pot-luck

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to mālama this special place!

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