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Hawaii: Keep Puako Beautiful; Get the Drift and Bag It, the International Coastal Cleanup Event
Sep
21
7:30 AM07:30

Hawaii: Keep Puako Beautiful; Get the Drift and Bag It, the International Coastal Cleanup Event

  • Hapuna Beach Road Waimea, HI, 96743 United States (map)
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Come help us on this international coastal cleanup effort with Keep Puako Beautiful! RSVP for this fun and educational Āina stewardship event at keeppuakobeautiful@gmail.com.

Hosted by: South Kohala Reef Alliance & Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful

South Kohala celebration: 25 site clean up for Get the Drift and Bag It; the International Coastal Cleanup

Located: Hapuna Beach: Begins at 7:30am, and ends at 11:30am

Meet & sign in at the south pavilion

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
21
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
15
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
14
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Wildfire Preparedness Day
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Wildfire Preparedness Day

Our friends from Nā Mamo O Kāwā in Kaʻū host a community work day every second Saturday. This May 11, HWMO will be joining them as part of Community Wildfire Prep Day. We will share wildfire preparedness information and giveaways to volunteers who join. The focus of this work day is fuels reduction to protect the native habitat that NMOK is restoring.

NMOK work to restore the native habitat and reduce the wildfire threat in Kāwā is critical, but also runs deeper than that:

“Nā Mamo o Kāwā (NMOK) facilitate the care for the precious cultural and natural resources of Kāwā through community-based, self-determined stewardship efforts.  NMOK recognized the burgeoning need to revitalize a puʻuhonua (biocultural refuge) where lineal descendants, community members, and volunteers collectively engage in the timeless practice of aloha ʻāina to honor generations of land-human relationships in Kaʻū.  The ahupuaʻa land management activities that take place on the property is the maintenance of the fresh water springs and trails (coastal and forest), and the restoration of the Kāwā dry forest, coastal, and estuary/fishpond ecosystems.”

Photo Credit: Nā Mamo O Kāwā

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
8
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
7
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
May
4
6:00 AM06:00

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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The annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is coming up in May. It’s not too early to start spreading the word!

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national day of community action towards wildfire readiness and risk reduction. “Since the inception of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, NFPA and State Farm have partnered together to give communities an opportunity to apply for $500 to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities. The deadline has passed for 2019 but if you didn’t apply, we still encourage you to hold a Preparedness Day event this May!

Need project ideas? Click the button below, courtesy of our friends from Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.

"We had a very busy May 6 fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane "Maka'ala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association

Banner photo: Kamilonui Valley-Mariner’s Cove Wildfire Prep Day 2018, Credit: Livable Hawaii Kai Hui

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
May
1
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
30
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
24
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
23
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
17
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day
Apr
16
8:15 AM08:15

Nāpuʻu Conservation Project Aiea Volunteer Day

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

Aiea native preserve area. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Nāpuʻu Conservation Project:

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve

4/16-4/174/23-4/244/30-5/15/7-5/85/14-5/15, and 5/21

8:15-3:30PM

“Nāpuʻu Conservation Project is hosting a series of Spring planting days at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. Planting will be located up mauka at "ʻAiea", the newest fenced off exclosure. Join us to learn more above native dryland forest species and help to restore an area that was once known for it's many ʻAiea (Nothecestrum breviflorum) trees. 

Please RSVP by emailing napuuconservation@gmail.com. Space will be limited due to transportation. If you are coming from Hilo, and would like to carpool, please indicate that in the RSVP. Also, if you have your own 4-wheel drive vehicle you'd like to bring, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you! Mahalo nui.”

Banner photo: Planting native trees. Credit: Liana Macdonald-Kainoa, Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management

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Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Work Day
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Nā Mamo O Kāwā Community Work Day

Our friends from Nā Mamo O Kāwā in Kaʻū host a community work day every second Saturday. Their work to restore the native habitat and reduce the wildfire threat in Kāwā is critical, but also runs deeper than that:

“Nā Mamo o Kāwā (NMOK) facilitate the care for the precious cultural and natural resources of Kāwā through community-based, self-determined stewardship efforts.  NMOK recognized the burgeoning need to revitalize a puʻuhonua (biocultural refuge) where lineal descendants, community members, and volunteers collectively engage in the timeless practice of aloha ʻāina to honor generations of land-human relationships in Kaʻū.  The ahupuaʻa land management activities that take place on the property is the maintenance of the fresh water springs and trails (coastal and forest), and the restoration of the Kāwā dry forest, coastal, and estuary/fishpond ecosystems.”

Photo Credit: Nā Mamo O Kāwā

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HAWAII ISLAND: Kipuka Oweowe Ohana Day of 2019
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

HAWAII ISLAND: Kipuka Oweowe Ohana Day of 2019

View of Hualalai from Puuwaawaa

View of Hualalai from Puuwaawaa

“We'll be outplanting and trail building if there is time!!

WHEN

Saturday, January 5, 2019
9-12 p.m. 

Feel free to pass along this invitation to anyone else who may be interested!

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the hiker check-in station and end at 12:00 p.m., with an optional potluck to follow. For those interested, there will be an opportunity to explore Kīpuka ʻowēʻowē, learn more about native plants, or just talk-story after lunch!

SCHEDULE

9:00   Meet at Hiker Check-in: Introduction to Place

9:30   Head to Kīpuka ʻowēʻowē

9:45   Work orientation

10:00  Hana!! Work together doing assigned tasks while enjoying each others company and taking mandatory water breaks!

12:00  Optional Potluck Lunch: Talk-story and get to know one another.  

2:00   A hui hou!

You are welcome to stay for our family-style potluck, but you are free to leave at anytime!

WHAT

We’ll learn about Place at the hiker check-in station. We’ll then head to Kīpuka ʻowēʻowē where we will dive into either outplanting,  trail building, or hand watering. After we pau hana, we’ll enjoy a nice potluck lunch. You then have the opportunity to explore Kīpuka ʻowēʻowē or just talk-story after lunch!

**Terrain is uneven with overgrown vegetation. Weather can be hot and sunny or cold and rainy. The last bathroom stop will be at the hiker check-in**

Work is EXHILARATING and REWARDING!!!
 

RSVP

Please email (napuuconservation@gmail.com) or call (808) 209-0596

BRING

Lunch to share for a potluck!

Plenty of water: multiple bottles please!

Sun protection

Rain gear

Sturdy hiking boots/shoes (closed-toe) are required

Mahalo nui for your support of the

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Forest Reserve!

E aloha ʻāina kākou!”

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Puuwaawaa Cinder Cone Project Volunteer Day
Jul
18
8:15 AM08:15

Puuwaawaa Cinder Cone Project Volunteer Day

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Napuu Conservation Project:

"Hū aʻe ka uahi, paukaʻa i na kamaʻāina

As the smoke billows, the natives are completely consumed.
Fire threatens native ecosystems and if not prevented could destroy such ecosystems forever. - The Hawaiian Dryland Forest Education Guide

We are in summer season, and with that we must embrace the sun and heat that comes along with it. During these hot times, it's extremely important that we prevent forest fires, which is the #1 RISK to the dryland forest. 

Join us Wednesday 7/18 for our monthly volunteer day. We'll be working on fencing the pu'u for the community Pu'u Project. Details and RSVP below.

WHEN
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 

Feel free to pass along this invitation to anyone else who may be interested!

The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. at Hicker check-in station and end by 3:30 p.m.

8:15   Meet at Hiker Check-in: Introduction to Place
8:30   Head to the puʻu
8:45   Work orientation. Hana!! 
12:00  Optional Potluck Lunch.
If you would like to participate, please bring a dish to share for our family-style potluck. Plates, silverware, etc. will be provided.

12:45  Continue to fence, etc. 
3:00 pm   Pau hana, put away all tools
3:30 pm   A hui hou kākou! 

WHAT
We will be fencing an exclosure on the puʻu, for a community puʻu project.

**Terrain is uneven with over grown vegetation. Weather can be hot and sunny or cold and rainy. The last bathroom stop will be at the hiker check-in**

Work is EXHILARATING and REWARDING!!!

Where
Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Cinder Cone

RSVP
Please email (napuuconservation@gmail.com) or call (808) 209-0596 to RSVP. 

BRING
Lunch to share for a potluck!
Plenty of water: multiple bottles please!
Sun protection
Rain gear
Sturdy hiking boots/shoes (closed-toe)are required

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

OAHU: Kamilonui-Mariner's Cove Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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Come support Kamilonui and Mariner’s Cove as they team up to become a joint Firewise Community, the first on the eastern half of Oahu. It takes many hands to keep the community safe from wildfires. Help clear brush from the closed portion of Hawaii Kai Drive and from the back of Kamilonui Valley on Saturday, June 23rd from 9 a.m. to noon. We are excited to see the community coming together on this project to make Kamilonui-Mariner’s Cove wildfire-ready (#WildfireReadyHI). 

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Jun
8
7:30 AM07:30

Hapuna Beach Celebration of World Oceans Day

"Hapuna Beach Celebration of World Oceans Day is on June 8th.

Healthy Oceans Healthy Planet Keiki friendly event

Meet the maker of Little Hawaiian Hands Mineral sunscreen

Hapuna Beach cleanup is from 7:30 to 9 AM. Sign up for the cleanup, email keeppuakobeautiful@gmail.com Meet us in the parking lot.

Partners share how they conserve and care for our ocean environment from 9
 to 2 PM
. Meet in the South pavilion. 

For more information, email dena.m.sedar@hawaii.gov"

Our partners from Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative will also be there and are holding a free native plant propagation workshop at 10 a.m. Rob Yagi, WDFI Preserve Manager, will demonstrate propagation techniques and provide tips for growing and planting. They will also have materials for you to propagate your own native seeds and cuttings. Admission is free but please RSVP by e-mailing robert@waikoloadryforest.org so that they can provide adequate materials. 

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2018
May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2018

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The 5th anniversary of national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is on Saturday May 5, 2018. If you have a project in mind for your community to improve the fire safety of your community, fill out a brief application for the chance to receive one of 150 $500 grants from State Farm through the NFPA. The application period is from January 8 until March 2. 

State Farm has helped fund several Wildfire Prep Day projects on Hawaii Island through this grant, including work days in Waikoloa Village, Honokoa, and Kanehoa. HWMO also received two grants from State Farm over the last couple of years to assist our effort in growing the Firewise Communities movement in Hawaii. We thank them for their kokua and commitment to improving wildfire protection for communities on the islands. 

"We had a very busy May 6 fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane " Makaala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association (this quote is featured on the national page - thanks for representing Hawaii proudly, Makaala and the Honokoa Firewise Community!)

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Get the Drift and Bag It Beach Cleanup at Hapuna Beach
Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00

Get the Drift and Bag It Beach Cleanup at Hapuna Beach

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Join Keep Puako Beautiful for United Nations World Tourism Day at Hapuna Beach on September 27 and keep our beautiful shoreline clean and fire-free. Bring personal gear, shoes, sunscreen, hat, lunch or snack, chair or mat and meet at the Hapuna Beach parking lot at 8 a.m. Informational booths will also be there from 9:30-12 p.m. More details in the flyer on the right.

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Puʻuwaʻawaʻa ʻOhana Day - Wildfire Preparedness Month
May
24
4:30 PM16:30

Puʻuwaʻawaʻa ʻOhana Day - Wildfire Preparedness Month

Photo Credit: DLNR DOFAW Napuʻu Conservation Project

Photo Credit: DLNR DOFAW Napuʻu Conservation Project

May is Wildfire Preparedness month!

Head to beautiful Puʻuawaʻawaʻa on Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for a volunteer day and for a talk-story with Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization to learn more about the fire history and fire cycles of Puʻuwaʻawaʻa and wildfire prevention and awareness. 

To RSVP: napuuconservation@gmail.com
 

Last chance to join a volunteer event and to take photos to win prizes. Make sure to use the hashtag #WildfireReadyHI for any photos you take at the event!

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Community Wildfire Preparedness Day Photo Contest
May
6
to Jun 1

Community Wildfire Preparedness Day Photo Contest

Community Wildfire Preparedness Day is on Saturday, May 6! Why participate? 

  • Wildfires are a frequent and significant hazard across Hawaii
  • Wildfires impact drinking water, coral reefs, fisheries, recreations, traffic, native forests, and human lives, homes, safety, and health! These are under publicized and need attention. Spread the word!
  • Nearly all wildfires are started by people.
  • Taking simple steps around your home, yard, and community can protect you and your family.
Make sure to share the flyer and Facebook event page with your friends, family, and neighbors!

Make sure to share the flyer and Facebook event page with your friends, family, and neighbors!

Join people across the state to safeguard Hawaii’s families, homes, communities, and natural resources from wildfire. Do you part and earn prizes by submitting your photos or stories and earn prizes! Use #WildfireReadyHI on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter or e-mail admin@hawaiiwildfire.org. The three contest categories include:

  • Personal: Clean your yard or prepare your family!
  • Environment: Protect Hawaii’s natural resources at a Wildfire Prep Day outdoor volunteer event near you!
  • Community: Organize a neighborhood Firewise project or awareness effort!

    The contest will run all of May in honor of Wildfire Preparedness MonthWe will accept all submissions through social media and e-mail up until June 1st, 8 p.m. HAST.

Contest Prizes:

* Kaleo the Pueo t-shirts and hats
* WaveWing hydrofoil surfing fin
* One-night stay at Fairmont Orchid - Hawaii
* Starbucks gift bags (each with 1 lb. of coffee and a tumbler)
* Smokey gear from Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) Division of Forestry and Wildlife


Statewide Volunteer Events (open to all):

* OAHU: May 24 (6:30 pm) - ReadySetGo! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop at Waianae Public Library (85-625 Farrington Hwy.)

* BIG ISLAND: May 27 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) - Monthly ʻOhana Day at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa. To RSVP: napuuconservation@gmail.com

 

Statewide Volunteer Events (open to all) PAST:

* BIG ISLAND: May 6 (8 am - 12 pm) - Kohala Watershed Partnership - Invasive fountain grass and lantana removal (both of which increase wildfire risk and impede growth of native vegetation) at Koaiʻa Tree Sanctuary on Kohala Mountain

* OAHU: May 6 (8-11 am) - Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Hawaii State Parks - Kaʻena Community Wildfire Preparedness Day at Ka'ena State Park

* OAHU: May 11 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - O'ahu Army Natural Resources Program - Native Seed Planting and Weed Control at Pualiʻi (Waiʻanae mountains).  Must RSVP to outreach@oanrp.com by Sunday, May 7 with volunteer application. Limited spots available!

 



Community Volunteer Events (closed to residents only):

* HAWAII: May 6 - Honokoa Chipper Day

* HAWAII: May 6 - Waialea Clean-Up

* MAUI: May 6 - Waiohuli Chipper Day

Don't forget to post photos and stories to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #WildfireReadyHI (or e-mail your photos to admin@hawaiiwildfire.org) for a chance to win the prizes above!

 

Community Wildfire Preparedness Day Photo Contest Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1911083075831103/

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Clean Water for Reefs - Citizen Science and Community Cleanup Event
Jan
28
8:00 AM08:00

Clean Water for Reefs - Citizen Science and Community Cleanup Event

Coral Reef Alliance and Keep Puako Beautiful are teaming up with a group of other shoreline-protection partners for a morning of citizen scientist training and shoreline cleanup at Paniau on the South end of Puako Beach Drive. As an added bonus, Hawaii Surf and Kayak and Puako Dive Company are providing water gear and kayaks.

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Make a Difference Day at the Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Make a Difference Day at the Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park

  • Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Swing by the Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd to help us beautify the Firewise demonstration garden. 

October is also Fire Prevention Month so what better time to help keep Waikoloa residents safe from wildfires than volunteering at the garden.

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Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park Volunteer Morning
Aug
6
1:30 PM13:30

Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park Volunteer Morning

  • Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us Saturday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park for a volunteer morning to keep our Firewise native plant garden looking clean, beautiful, and fire-resistant. Bring the whole ʻohana!

If you are able to join, please bring: hat, sunscreen, water bottle, work gloves (if possible), and extra gardening equipment (i.e. trowels and pruners, if possible). 

Mahalo for your kōkua and we hope to see you there!

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Puako Boat Ramp Clean-up
Jun
28
8:00 AM08:00

Puako Boat Ramp Clean-up

Click above to enlarge flyer.

Join Keep Puako Beautiful, HWMO, Coral Reef Alliance, Puako Makai Watch, and a number of other partners for a beach cleanup and land/water survey at Puako Boat Ramp.

Cleanup supplies and water will be available. "Bring water gear and dress for the cleanup. Please RSVP, let us know if you are staying for lunch and/or will bring something to share."

HWMO will be there with fire prevention and preparedness information.

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Olowalu Cultural Reserve Volunteer Day #3
Jun
25
7:00 AM07:00

Olowalu Cultural Reserve Volunteer Day #3

Our partners from West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership are collaborating with Olowalu Cultural Reserve on a project to create a living fuelbreak with native plants. HWMO provided $5,000 to clear invasive, fire-prone weeds along the break and thus create space for new native plants. The first portion of the project is complete. Now it's time for you to get involved! 

WMMWP and Olowalu Cultural Reserve are seeking volunteers for planting this Saturday, June 10th, June 18th and June 25th.

E-mail outreach@westmauiwatershed.org to RSVP.

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Community Connection with Governor David Ige
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Community Connection with Governor David Ige

Governor Ige and key members of his team are holding a Community Connection event on Friday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m at the HCC Palamanui campus in Kailua-Kona.

"Join one of many state-wide dialogues to elicit community feedback and encourage future collaboration.  This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with the Governor, Homeless Coordinator Scott Morishige and members of the Departments of Land and Natural Resources, Transportation and Agriculture about significant West Hawaii issues."  

HWMO will be there to provide wildfire prevention and preparedness information.

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Waikoloa Garden July Volunteer Day
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

Waikoloa Garden July Volunteer Day

  • Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us Saturday, July 18th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Waikoloa Dryland Wildfire Safety Park for a volunteer day to keep our Firewise native plant garden looking clean, beautiful, and fire-resistant. We have a number of new starts that need a helping hand to get in the ground. This would be a great event to bring the whole ʻohana!

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