Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership’s next volunteer work trip will be at Manana on Saturday, July 19th. All who are comfortable with a 4-mile round-trip hike, plus work time, are welcome. The hike to the work site is moderate and takes about 1 to 1.5 hours.
Where and when to meet: We will be meeting at the end of Komo Mai Drive, in front of the locked gate restricting vehicular traffic, at 8:45 am on Saturday, July 19th. When you turn onto Komo Mai Drive, drive through Pacific Palisades to the end of the road. There is street parking near the cul-de-sac.
What to bring: Pack plenty of water (~2 liters), lunch, snacks, sunscreen, hat, rain gear and sunglasses. We will provide all the necessary tools (handsaws and gloves). Proper foot wear (closed toed shoes) is required. Spiked boots or tabis are recommended.
Plan for the day: In the parking area at 8:45 am, we will pass out gear and give a short introduction/safety briefing. Starting the hike around 9:00 am, we anticipate making it to the work area around 10:30 am. We will then go over the work/data collection plan and start removing (everyone will be using small folding handsaws; KMWP staff will also be using herbicide) paperbark (Melaleuca quinquenervia), manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum), and Passiflora laurifolia. We will break for lunch around 12:30 pm, work just a bit more after that, and then head back down, aiming to reach the parking area before 3:00 pm.
Please RSVP to Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership <firstname.lastname@example.org>We will be limiting the number of people to 10 so the first ones to RSVP will have priority. Hope you can make it!