Please see the March 2020 conservation workdays below:
March 2020 Hānai Āina Conservation Workdays:
Thursday, March 5th from 9am to 3pm
Thursday, March 19th from 9am to 3pm
Saturday, March 28th from 9am to 3pm
Our current plan is to have the Thursdays as invasive species removal days in the main valley and the weekends as forest restoration days up on Kalāhe‘e ridge; weather and access pending.
**Please specify which date you plan on volunteering when you send your RSVP**
*** Please remember that when you RSVP, you are committing to the entire time specified above. We do not have enough staff to hike down early with volunteers and expect you to arrive on time.***
Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Office at 9am we suggest arriving to Waimea at 8:30 to give ample preparation time for the hike.
What to bring:
Water (at least 2 liters) (REQUIRED)
Rain gear (in you have)
Insect repellent (just for the hike or ride up)
Close toed Shoes (REQUIRED)
Long sleeved shirt
A Positive Attitude!
** We will provide tools**
Kalahe`e Ridge (upper Valley)--- It is a moderate hike up to the site about 45 minutes. On some occasions, there is a truck that will carry some people, tools, plants, and equipment, but it is not there every time so don’t count on it. You need to be capable of hiking up and down unassisted.
Gardens(lower valley) – The trail is easy to moderate and we can usually get to our target locations in 20-30 minutes, but you still need to be capable of hiking out and back unassisted.
** There is very little shade on the ridge and it can get quite hot!!** **There are also a lot of mosquitos in the valley, be prepared**
***YOU MUST RSVP WITH VOLUNTEERS@WAIMEAVALLEY.NET***