The Cherry Blossom Festival held throughout Waimea was a huge success. Thousands flocked to the streets of Waimea for crafts, music, and HWMO who teamed up with Smokey the Bear! HWMO’s Andrew Tarnas and Nalani Stevens tabled at the festival, meeting numerous community members who were interested in HWMO’s projects throughout the islands. Smokey education materials, stickers, and frisbees were given out to the public as an added bonus and to keep people aware about wildfire mitigation.
Banner photo: Andrew Tarnus hangs loose with knowledgable keiki.