Quarterly HER Volunteer Work Party


Hawaiʻi Environmental Restoration
HER holds Quarterly Rainforest Restoration Volunteer Events in honor of Solstices and Equinoxes! During these events, native planting occurs when there has been rain and soil is moist; otherwise volunteers support the native species by hand-pulling invasive ones, and contributing to established compost piles. – From 10:00am to 2:00pm – Site parking is located at the junction of Highway 130 and Upper Puna Rd. between Pahoa town and Kalapana, (between the 16-17 mile marker). – On the day of the event, please be prepared with long clothes, sturdy shoes/boots, hat, gloves, rain gear, and plenty of drinking water, and a lunch for a full volunteer day. Please register with Jaya at [email protected] for this volunteer opportunity, and fill out a waiver, available on the volunteer page of HER website hawaiienvironmentalrestoration.org    Don’t hesitate to subscribe to HER monthly newsletter for more info!!! 

Hawaiʻi Environmental Restoration


About the organizer

Our primary project focuses on the restoration of Keauʻohana State Forest Reserve, the largest and most intact native lowland rainforest remaining (<1,000ft) in Hawaiʻi State. Of five State Forest Reserves set aside for conservation in 1903, Keauʻohana is the only Puna reserve in which the original forest composition has not been replaced by invasive species due to lack of management. Since June of 2014, Keauʻohana has undergone an intensive restoration process that has focused on the control of invasive plant species, and the planting of native species on ~30 acres of the most biodiverse portion of the reserve.

Keauʻohana rainforest is also a living classroom for many local and international volunteer students, community groups and individuals to learn about native forest restoration, and about general Hawai’i plant issues and solutions. HER participation in community outreach events, public presentations in schools and with community groups also educate people on how they could help support the lowland environment by making wise plant choices for sustainable living in their own lives.

Sat 6/22/2024 10am-2pm

  • One Time Commitment
  • Set Schedule
  • Specific Location
Good For

Groups, Exercise, Meeting People

Activity Type

Outdoor, Parks & Trails, Help Plants & Nature, Cleanup, Physical Labor

Cause

Environmental Conservation, Cultural Preservation

Requirements

Sign Digital Waiver, Closed Toed Shoes, See below

Forest has been hit by Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death (ROD) therefore some sections have minimal canopy; sun hats and water are important items. This is a forest environment without facilities; ground is uneven/ crumbly ‘a’a substrate requiring rugged outdoor shoes/boots. Walking sticks are encouraged for those with less stable footing as it is best not to rely upon the native plant species for balance. In case of an incident, there is an Emergency Clinic in Pahoa town less than 5m away though we do have basic First Aid certification.

Quarterly HER Volunteer Work Party


Hawaiʻi Environmental Restoration
HER holds Quarterly Rainforest Restoration Volunteer Events in honor of Solstices and Equinoxes! During these events, native planting occurs when there has been rain and soil is moist; otherwise volunteers support the native species by hand-pulling invasive ones, and contributing to established compost piles. – From 10:00am to 2:00pm – Site parking is located at the junction of Highway 130 and Upper Puna Rd. between Pahoa town and Kalapana, (between the 16-17 mile marker). – On the day of the event, please be prepared with long clothes, sturdy shoes/boots, hat, gloves, rain gear, and plenty of drinking water, and a lunch for a full volunteer day. Please register with Jaya at [email protected] for this volunteer opportunity, and fill out a waiver, available on the volunteer page of HER website hawaiienvironmentalrestoration.org    Don’t hesitate to subscribe to HER monthly newsletter for more info!!! 
Sat 6/22/2024 10am-2pm

  • One Time Commitment
  • Set Schedule
  • Specific Location
Good For

Groups, Exercise, Meeting People

Activity Type

Outdoor, Parks & Trails, Help Plants & Nature, Cleanup, Physical Labor

Cause

Environmental Conservation, Cultural Preservation

Requirements

Sign Digital Waiver, Closed Toed Shoes, See below

Forest has been hit by Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death (ROD) therefore some sections have minimal canopy; sun hats and water are important items. This is a forest environment without facilities; ground is uneven/ crumbly ‘a’a substrate requiring rugged outdoor shoes/boots. Walking sticks are encouraged for those with less stable footing as it is best not to rely upon the native plant species for balance. In case of an incident, there is an Emergency Clinic in Pahoa town less than 5m away though we do have basic First Aid certification.

Hawaiʻi Environmental Restoration


About the organizer

Our primary project focuses on the restoration of Keauʻohana State Forest Reserve, the largest and most intact native lowland rainforest remaining (<1,000ft) in Hawaiʻi State. Of five State Forest Reserves set aside for conservation in 1903, Keauʻohana is the only Puna reserve in which the original forest composition has not been replaced by invasive species due to lack of management. Since June of 2014, Keauʻohana has undergone an intensive restoration process that has focused on the control of invasive plant species, and the planting of native species on ~30 acres of the most biodiverse portion of the reserve.

Keauʻohana rainforest is also a living classroom for many local and international volunteer students, community groups and individuals to learn about native forest restoration, and about general Hawai’i plant issues and solutions. HER participation in community outreach events, public presentations in schools and with community groups also educate people on how they could help support the lowland environment by making wise plant choices for sustainable living in their own lives.

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