8/10/19 Waiheʻe Valley Volunteer Workday
August 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Waiheʻe Valley on the Windward side of Oʻahu is on Honolulu Board of Water Supply (HBWS) land and has been identified by HBWS as a “potentially high recharge watershed”. KMWP has partnered with HBWS to begin clearing a large site area of invasive and non-native trees and shrubs to replace them with native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants. The goal is to implement a Riparian Learning Center for nearby schools and communities to utilize, learn from, and give service to.
How to Get There:
Volunteers will gather at the top of Waiheʻe Road (where the road ends), and then the group will caravan with the KMWP Staff up through locked access gates to reach the worksite.
Approximate Address: 47 Waihee Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744
***To be mindful of parking congestion, please park as far away from the Waiheʻe front gate as much as possible and make your way to the front gate at the end of the road. Mahalo for your cooperation.
What to Expect:
We will use hand-held cutting tools to manually remove invasive species, as well as spread mulch and outplant native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants to the site. The work area is mostly forested with some exposed areas and a nearby stream. Please be prepared to get dirty on this trip!
August 10th Work Plan (tentative):
8:30 – Meet at the top of Waihee Road, collect volunteer waivers
8:45 – Caravan in to Waiheʻe worksite, introductions, site background and moʻolelo
9:00 – Workday and safety briefing, pass out tools and start removing weeds
12:00 – Pau work!
What to Wear and Pack:
– COMPLETED WAIVERS REQUIRED for EACH participant
– SHOES ARE REQUIRED. Remember No Shoes No Work!
– LONG PANTS ARE REQUIRED. (long sleeve shirt that can get dirty also recommended)
– Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
– Reusable water bottle(s) and plenty of water (1/2 gallon recommended)
– Snacks and lunch
– Insect repellant and any medications needed
– Rain jacket (in case of inclement weather)
*All tools and gloves will be provided*
Many plants are flowering; please let us know of any medical conditions or allergies before hike. *KMWP Staff is certified in Wilderness First Aid. We carry cell phones and first aid kits in case of emergency* Also, there are no bathrooms; participants will need to trek in the bushes.
Deadline to sign up is August 7th!!
*You must sign-up ahead of time to participate. Drop-ins are not allowed.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-426-8071.
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