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