Volunteer on Vacation in Hawaii for the Maui Surf Riders Foundation

Children plant native Hawaiian plants at Hookipa Beach, Maui, Hawaii. Photograph from the Maui Surfriders Foundation.
Students help shore up eroding shoreline; learn about ethnobotany and civic participation while preserving the beach for future generations.

Maui Hawaii Surf Rider Foundation

The natural beauty of Maui makes me dizzy at times. When the days are crystal clear, it is hard to decide which way to go, maulka or makai (mountain or ocean). I usually end up at the ocean, that way I can gaze up at the majesty of Haleakala while enjoying the water.

Maui's rugged north shore gives us so much.. People fish and gather limu, seaweed, while others enjoy all the water sports from surfing, windsurfing, canoes and kayaks to swimming, and just chilling on the beach.

The volunteers for the Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation have been working to stabilize the north shore area surrounding Ho'okipa Beach Park for the last several years. Many non native plants have been replaced with native species adapted to the dry coastal environment. These plants are now thriving and helping to secure the shoreline.

Lend a Hand: Year round in the afternoons and on weekends. The primary focus is the care and installation of the native plants. All are welcome. One week advanced notice is required, but please check the web site and contacts to find out what can be arranged.

Jan Roberson
Surf Riders Foundation Maui
P.O. Box 790549
Pai'a , Hi.96779
808 298-8254



Volunteer on Vacation in Hawaii is 2009-2010 by Cherie Attix and is sponsored by: The Hale Hookipa Inn Maui Bed and Breakfast in Makawao, Hookipa Aikane (home sharing friend) Maui Hawaii Blog, Bald Mt. Press, Green Maui Weddings from Paradise Maui, Kona Comfort Gourmet Organic Kona Coffee, Hawaii Stuff, Supak free desktop wallpaper, and Nealon Ohana.
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