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Kaho'olawe Volunteer & Support Opportunities

September 26th, 2015

Kākoʻo iā Kahoʻolawe Work Day

Make an active contribution to the restoration of Kahoʻolawe while learning about the culture, history and ecology therein. Join the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) for its next volunteer work day on Saturday, September 26, at the Kihei Boat House (2780 South Kihei Road - directly adjacent to the Kihei Boat Ramp) anytime between 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Upcoming dates may be found here.

Courtesy: KIRC

Courtesy: KIRC

Work opportunities include improving the Kaho`olawe walking trail and assisting with the setup of a native plant nursery, where plants will be propagated for Kaho'olawe. Bring gloves, closed-toe shoes and sunblock. KIRC will provide the rest!

Complimentary lunch is included for volunteers by Daniel Southmayd of Vineyard Food Company.

Mahinaʻai Night

Part of a series of full moon events geared to raise awareness of and access to Kahoʻolawe, Mahina`ai Night offers a guided tour of the KIRC's new walking trail on its Kihei property, live music by UH Maui College's Institute of Hawaiian Music, food vendors, an opportunity to talk story with experts in Kahoʻolawe history, restoration and culture and more.

Courtesy: KIRC

Courtesy: KIRC

This program is made possible by a grant through the Maui County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP).


Sunday, September 27, from 6 - 8 p.m. The 45-minute tour begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Music from 7 - 8 p.m.
Free & open to the public
Park at the Kihei Boat Ramp and follow signs for the Kah`oolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) - just a short walk to the boat house site (2780 South Kihei Road)
RSVP's are requested by clicking here, or at (808) 243-5888
NOTE: Flash lights and closed-toe footwear are strongly recommended as you will be walking on a mulch-lined path amongst kiawe. Because there are no ATMs on site, please bring cash or checks if you plan to purchase food, beverages or to make a contribution to the Kaho`olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

Aloha Kaho'olawe 2015

Courtesy: KIRC

Courtesy: KIRC

In preparation for the 2016 legislative session, KIRC asks that you consider joining a friend or sharing your personal stories with others in order to help them understand the importance of sustaining its Volunteer Program on-island. If you are not familiar with GoFundMe and prefer to donate money by cash or check, you may send to KIRC at 811 Kolu Street, Suite 201, Wailuku, HI 96793.

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