Mālama Mala Conservation Workday -- Remove invasive species to protect the native habitat
This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of our Waimea Valley Volunteers Team and help us care for the many species of plants and animals that we protect.
You will be in the main valley working amongst the botanical gardens, Hawaiian Cultural sites and Native Species habitats to help the conservation department clear invasive species.An RSVP is required.
Work goes from 9am to 3pm and can include: Native habitat restoration and Invasive species removal.
*** Please realize that when you sign up, you are committing to the entire time specified above. ***
Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Office and be ready to leave for the hike at 9am
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.
Haleiwa HI 96712
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.
We will be visiting various locations within the Waimea valley botanical gardens. These are easy to moderate trails and the longest it should take to get to a work site will be around 30 minutes. We will be doing conservation work to care for and protect the rare or endangered species of plants and animals in our valley.
** We will provide all tools and have gloves available to borrow. We ask that you do not bring tools from home, but you are welcome to bring personal gloves**
We are looking for a maximum of about 30 people for any given date.
RSVP in advance to reserve your spot.
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 1 liter) (Recommended)
Lunch (may also be purchased from our snack shop)
Insect repellent (mosquitos can be quite pervasive in some areas)
Close toed Shoes (REQUIRED)
Long sleeved shirt
A Face mask (recommended for areas where crowds may gather)
A Positive Attitude!
The terrain is easy to moderate for Waimea Valley, but you will need to be able to walk to and from the volunteer locations and perform the work.
** There are some locations that can get quite hot, it pays to come prepared!**
***To RSVP: Please email [email protected] or call (808)638-5855 . Please specify which date you plan on volunteering***
**You may also, register for events through the volunteer calendar here: https://tockify.com/volunteerwaimea/agenda **
Find out more about the Waimea Volunteer Program here:
- Contact Phone: 808-638-5855
- Contact Name: Melani Spielman
- Contact Organization: Hiipaka LLC