Waihee Ridge Strawberry Guava Control Trip Saturday 3-7-2015

Aloha mai kakou!

In honor of Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week, we invite you to join the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership for a Volunteer Stewardship Day on the Waihe’e Ridge Trail on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00am – ~2:00pm.  We will be controlling invasive Strawberry guava and talking story about the importance of a healthy watershed and threats to our native rainforests.  Strawberry guava has been recognized as one of the most invasive weeds in the state, so we appreciate your help!  We will hike about half way up the trail (~1-1.5 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 kindly RSVP by Wednesday, March 4 by email at outreach@westmauiwatershed.org or calling us at 808-661-6600.  We look forward to seeing you!  Mahalo!

When:  Saturday, March 7

Time: 9:00am to about 2:00pm

Meeting place: Gravel parking lot just before Camp Maluhia @ Waihe’e Ridge Trail HeadDirections: 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)