Volunteer on Vacation in Hawaii for the Native Hawaiian Plant Society

Koa Tree Photograph by Forest & Kim Starr
This Koa Tree photograph is by Forest & Kim Starr courtesy of the Native Hawaiian Plant Society, which has more great photographs on their site.

Native Hawaiian Plant Society

The Native Hawaiian Plant Society goals are to preserve and restore native Hawaiian plants. They work towards this goal through public education, maintaining existing worksites and establishing new exclosures.

Native plants of Hawaii have many challenges such as the spreading of weeds, invasive species, introduced animals and insects that prey on the plants, disease, and over development. The unique flora found only in Hawaii, are in the battle of their lives. People wanting to lend a hand to help these plants survive and thrive are able to do so with the dedicated volunteers of the Native Hawaiian Plant Society. Through eradicating invasive species and replanting natives, volunteers are also restoring the habitat for native birds.
Volunteers must be able to handle a full day outing in remote areas, and children must be supervised by an adult.

Lend a hand: 2nd Saturdays of most months for 6-8 hours. Kanaha Pond on every Thursday morning.

For service trips, please check the Native Hawaiian Plant Society website and contact the group leader.

Kanaha pond Thursday mornings work outings, please contact:
Lorna Hazen
808 572-6338

Native Hawaiian Plant Society
P.O. Box 5021
Kahului, Hi. 9633-5021



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.
Many more volunteer opportunities are listed at Serve.gov
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