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"FOR x CHANGE " West Makaleha w/ The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (ANPRO)

OANRP oOANRP oversees compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), and the Sikes Act. The goal of the program is to effectively balance the requirements of the Army's training mission with its natural resource.

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"FOR x CHANGE "  West Makaleha w/   The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (ANPRO)
"FOR x CHANGE "  West Makaleha w/   The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (ANPRO)

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wahiawa, 1480 Higgins Rd, Wahiawa, HI 96786, USA

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About the event

Meeting location: The Army Natural Resources Program Baseyard, located at 1480 Higgins Road, Wahiawa (directions attached) .  Parking is available at the baseyard in marked stalls and on the grass fronting the building.

Meeting time: 8:00 a.m.

Return time (to our baseyard): 4:30 p.m.

Restrooms are available at the baseyard and there will be a composting toilet available at the trailhead.  Once the hike begins, there will be no restroom facilities and volunteers should be prepared to "go" in the forest.

What to expect:

In the forest, we will use small hand tools (hand saws and pruners) to cut down invasive strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum), Koster’s curse (Clidemia hirta) and other weeds and will apply a caution-labeled herbicide (Garlon4) to the cut stems of weeds with drip applicator bottles.  We will also take time to hike to a lookout over Makua Valley and learn about the large variety of native plants and animals in the area and the work that is being done to protect these species.

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours (round trip)

Difficulty: Moderate; some elevation gain

Tools: All weeding tools and gloves will be provided

Special Requirements: All volunteers must complete  Volunteer Application and bring with them on the day of the trip (or if possible, please email ahead of time to outreach@oanrp.com)

DIRECTIONS, PACKING LIST &  WAIVER CLICK HERE!!!

What to bring:

-Mesquito Repellent

– SHOES ARE REQUIRED WITH GOOD TRACTION.

– 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)

– Snacks and any medications needed

– Rain jacket (in case of inclement weather)

-- LUNCH

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