Summer is Here!

Volunteer Days in July and the Summer Shindig in August

The mountain is inviting you this summer – it’s a great time to set aside a Saturday, invite the ‘ohana, neighbors, and friends.  And save the date for our Summer Shindig on August 9th!

Koai’a Corridor

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

After many successful planting days in the lower part of the Koai’a Corridor, we are now ready with some wet forest plants to revisit the upper corridor, seen in the photo. We will be outplanting manono, pilo and a’ali’i that we have been growing in the nursery, but also experimenting with direct-seeding of common tree seeds as well.

It’s exciting to walk around and see all the native plants that are naturally regenerating here — and to see our keikis that we planted over the past 6 years finally pushing through the grass and taking in the sun. After planting in the morning, we will do a short hike into the native rain forest up mauka.

RSVP for 7/12/14

Kilohana Stream

Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Some of the KWP’s veteran volunteers mentioned this amazing place to Melora the other day, asking if we were going to go back.  So — thanks for the reminder — and yes, we are!

This Biodiversity Preserve was the focus of many early volunteer days, and fortunately, all that work has paid off.  We’re pretty sure that VERY few weeds are left inside this 10-acre fenced preserve, but we will do a full sweep of the area, and make sure we liberate any native plants that are being threatened. If you are wanting to see Kohala’s native forest in its most pristine state, join us — and don’t forget your camera!

RSVP for 7/26/14

Save the Date . . . then join us Saturday, August 9th for the KWP Summer Shindig*!

You know how much fun it is to work with the KWP crew,
now it’s time to see how much fun we can have when we PLAY!

What’s in store? An optional short morning of work on the mountain, then an afternoon of fun:
•The Obstacle Course (can you do the mud challenge?),
• Barbecue (no Costco snacks today!),
•”Field Crew Games” (you’ve maybe seen the Lumberjack Games. . .?)
• Presentations by our own Teen Leaders (the inside story on camp, crew, and research)
•Volunteer Service Awards for 50, 100, 200, & 300 hours of service.

* A shindig is a “large, lively party, especially one celebrating something.”