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You will be going on an exclusive hike up to the central ridgeline called kalāhe‘e and you will spend the day helping with our conservation projects.
This is a unique chance to be a part of our Waimea Valley Volunteers Team and help to care for our sacred valley. 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***
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: This is a conservation work day, aimed at restoring and protecting the native forest habitat. We shall be hiking up onto Kalāhe`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**
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!**
***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 — Waimea Valley Volunteers
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