Waihee Ridge Stewardship on Saturday, May 10 and May 17

Come join the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership for a Volunteer Work Day on the Waihe’e Ridge Trail on Saturday May 10 or Saturday May 17 (or both!) from 9:00am – ~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 a water hog and one of the most invasive weeds in West Maui, so come help fight it!  We will hike about half way up the trail (~1-1.5 miles) for the control work which will involve cutting smaller 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 at outreach@westmauiwatershed.org with your full name, phone number and the date you would like to reserve your spot.  We look forward to seeing you!  Mahalo!


A group of volunteers works together to frill this large strawberry guava tree while another volunteer stands by, ready to apply herbicide to the cuts. Teamwork makes it possible to clear strawberry guava from Waihee Ridge.

When:  Saturday, May 10 and May 17
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, camera
Gloves if you have (we will have many extras)