Join the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership on Tuesday, April 22

Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day!!
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Do your part this year and join the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership for a Volunteer Work Day on the Waihe’e Ridge Trail on Tuesday, April 22 from 9:00am to ~3:00pm.  We will be removing invasive Strawberry guava and talking story about the importance of a healthy watershed and threats to our native rainforests.  Strawberry guava is one of the most invasive weeds in West Maui, so come help make a difference!  We will hike about half way up the trail (~1 to 1.5 miles) for the control work which will involve cutting smaller diameter trees and frilling larger ones.  We will provide all the necessary tools (handsaws and gloves) and will also be using herbicide.  WMMWP staff will mainly be the ones involved in the actual herbicide, although those that feel comfortable are welcome to take part.  Spots are limited, so please call (808) 661-6600 or email us with your full name and phone number to reserve your spot.  We look forward to seeing you!

Also, between now and June 5, let us know if you have a group (at least 5 people) that you would like to take out on the trail, and we can try to coordinate a date.  Mahalo!

When:   Tuesday, April 22
Time: 9:00am to about 3:00pm

Meeting place: Gravel parking lot just before Camp Maluhia @ Waihe’e Ridge Trail Head
Directions: From Waihe’e town follow Kahekili Hwy(340) west, turn up Maluhia Rd.(across from Mendes Ranch) and go 0.9 mi up. On the right hand side, just before camp Maluhia, there is a large gravel lot. Meet us there!

What to bring:
Comfortable, Sturdy closed-toed footwear
Long sleeved shirt
Rain jacket or poncho
Optional: sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
Gloves if you have (we will have many extras)