Mālama ‘Āina – Volunteer


Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative

The Hawaiian value of Mālama ‘Āina, to take care of the land, is one that we hold in high regard in our community and our community is integral to our strategy for restoring the forest. Volunteers have provided the hard work and dedication that it takes to rehabilitate our native ecosystem and have achieved amazing results in the preserve. Together, we build trails, clear weeds, plant trees, collect native seeds, and propagate the plants that will grow into our future forests.

We host volunteer opportunities throughout the year on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved, please sign up for an upcoming volunteer day below.Mālama ’Aina

Mahalo for your interest in volunteering with us in the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve!

We provide tools, gloves, safety equipment, and water, but please bring sun protection, a refillable water bottle, and sturdy shoes. We meet at the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve front gate at 8 amand finish with refreshments at 12pm. 

Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative


About the organizer

The Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative was formed in 2011 to protect, promote, and restore a native Hawaiian dry forest. After years of grassroots advocacy in the community and collaboration with the Waikōloa Village Outdoor Circle, the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve was established to protect many of the remaining native trees in the region. Since then, our community has come together to restore our forest, educate our keiki, and ensure a future for the lowland dry forest of Waikōloa.


Mālama ‘Āina – Volunteer


Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative

The Hawaiian value of Mālama ‘Āina, to take care of the land, is one that we hold in high regard in our community and our community is integral to our strategy for restoring the forest. Volunteers have provided the hard work and dedication that it takes to rehabilitate our native ecosystem and have achieved amazing results in the preserve. Together, we build trails, clear weeds, plant trees, collect native seeds, and propagate the plants that will grow into our future forests.

We host volunteer opportunities throughout the year on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved, please sign up for an upcoming volunteer day below.Mālama ’Aina

Mahalo for your interest in volunteering with us in the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve!

We provide tools, gloves, safety equipment, and water, but please bring sun protection, a refillable water bottle, and sturdy shoes. We meet at the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve front gate at 8 amand finish with refreshments at 12pm. 


Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative


About the organizer

The Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative was formed in 2011 to protect, promote, and restore a native Hawaiian dry forest. After years of grassroots advocacy in the community and collaboration with the Waikōloa Village Outdoor Circle, the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve was established to protect many of the remaining native trees in the region. Since then, our community has come together to restore our forest, educate our keiki, and ensure a future for the lowland dry forest of Waikōloa.

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