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Carpool meetup: Royal Kunia Park & Ride

"FOR x CHANGE " Makaha Outplanting w/ WMWP (Intermediate)

Wai‘anae Mountains Watershed Partnership aims to bring people together to responsibly manage watershed areas, native species and their habitats, and more within the ahupua‘a. This is a rare opportunity to get deep into the valley and see the site they're restoring from the ground up.

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"FOR x CHANGE " Makaha Outplanting w/ WMWP (Intermediate)
"FOR x CHANGE " Makaha Outplanting w/ WMWP (Intermediate)

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2024, 8:15 AM – 2:30 PM

Carpool meetup: Royal Kunia Park & Ride, 94-711 Kupuna Loop, Waipahu, HI 96797, USA

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About the event

!!! Meeting time and location: Due to extremely limited parking at the site, carpooling for this event is required! By 8:15am, meet at Royal Kunia Park & Ride, 94-711 Kupuna Loop.

As soon as we fill the carpool vehicles, we must meet WMWP at Mauna Olu Estates to be escorted onward. Please plan to arrive at the carpool spot on time (8:15am) and stay for the entire day. We'll be escorted through several gates, and unfortunately, we won't be able to accommodate those who arrive late/want to leave early.

Meeting time: 8:15am at the carpool meeting point (Royal Kunia Park & Ride).

Restrooms: None. Please plan to use the bathroom at home or at a facility along the way. If you need to go in the forest, be prepared to pack out any waste and rubbish.

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE (Good physical condition is required. Must be able to hike on a steep incline on uneven, rocky, soft, and slippery soils. Volunteers may also need to hike over larger rocks and through an intermittent stream bed).

What to expect: 

8:15am - Meet for carpool.

9:15am - After parking, we'll start with a 20-30 minute moderate hike up to the site. 

9:45/10am - Introduction, safety briefing, clearing/weed control to prep outplanting areas, outplanting.

1pm - Pau work and lunch at site.

1:30-ish - Hike back down to vehicles, WMWP staff will escort volunteers out through the gates.

About the site: Makaha Valley WMWP Fence Management Unit is a special restoration site at the back of Makaha Valley. It is a project with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply to restore priority watershed areas important for water recharge on the west side of the island. The area has soft, nutrient-dense soil along a steep slope where there are patches of native dry-mesic forest that are still surviving.

Tools: All tools will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

What to bring:

– Mosquito repellent.

– SHOES WITH GOOD TRACTION (spikes or spiked tabis, if you have).

– Clothing that can get dirty (long-sleeve shirt and pants highly recommended!!).

– Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

– Reusable water bottle(s) and plenty of water (3 liters recommended)

– LUNCH and any medications needed, such as EpiPens. Please notify staff if you have any allergies that may require an EpiPen.

– Rain jacket (in case of inclement weather).

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