Hanai aina Conservation Workday: Forest Restoration | Go Hawaii

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Forest Restoration Workday at Waimea Valley: You will go on an exclusive hike up to Kalahee ridge and spend the day helping with our conservation projects.

An RSVP is required. Work goes from 9am to 3pm and can include: Native Planting as well as Invasive species control.

**When you sign up, you are committing to the entire time. 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 What: This is a conservation work day, aimed at restoring and protecting the native forest habitat. It is a moderate hike up to the site (takes about 45 minutes).

** We will provide tools, but you are welcome to bring personal gloves**

How Many: We are looking for a maximum of 30 people for any event, 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.

What to bring:

Water (at least 2 liters) (REQUIRED)



Rain gear

Insect repellent (mostly for the hike)

Close toed Shoes (REQUIRED)

Sun screen


Long pants

Long sleeved shirt

Face mask

Safe Access Oahu Documentation (see below for details)

A Positive Attitude!

Terrain: The terrain is moderate for this hike and there is no shelter on the ridge. Be prepared!**

***To RSVP: Email [email protected] or call (808)638-5855

**Please specify which date you plan on volunteering**

Find out more: WaimeaValley.net

To keep in line with the state guidelines regarding Covid, there are a few rules and systems in place for the volunteer events. The rules include things like maintaining social distancing, wearing masks in the visitors center and all indoor areas, proper sanitizing, and limiting group size. We follow these to protect everyone who visits or works here. We want to do our part to keep the case load in Hawaii low and keep our loved ones safe. Due to the major statewide spike in cases of the delta variant, we have introduced a new volunteer requirement effective as of October 1st 2021. We now require all participants 12 and older who will be volunteering at Waimea (both as individuals and in groups) to show either a negative Covid test from the past 48 hours or proof of vaccination. We are doing this to work with the Oahu Safe Access program (details here: Safe Access Oahu). The documentation will need to be shown to me on the day of the event and I will check off each person. There is an exception for participants under 12 years of age, but no other exceptions can be made. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but it is all part of the efforts being made by our management to reduce the risks faced by our staff, visitors, volunteers and local community, so we truly appreciate you doing your part to support this system. 

Hanai aina Conservation Workday: Forest Restoration

February 17, 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm
Waimea Valley
59-864 Kam Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712

Location: Oahu