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Volunteer trip November 25, 2017

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“When thinking in terms of years, plant seeds; in terms of decades, plant trees; but when thinking in terms of centuries, teach people.”- Confucius
 
Hawai`i is one of the finest places to live on the planet. Each of us receives gifts from Maui's natural world daily in the quality of the water we enjoy, the air we breathe, and the rare beauty that surrounds us. The weekend following Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity for us to head mauka, plant more trees and appreciate Haleakala and her mountain forests. 

Saturday November 25, 2017, were heading back up to Auwahi.

On our volunteer trips to Auwahi forest, we work as a team to plant native seedlings, pull weeds, and gather seeds. Respectfully, for your safety and the safety of others, if you have any pertinent medical or physical conditions that would affect your ability to engage in this type of fieldwork please consider these factors carefully when offering to volunteer at Auwahi.

Reservations are mandatory. To request a seat in one of our 4WD vehicles, please send us a note to volunteer@auwahi.orgWe will respond to your request by Monday, November 20. 

Where: Meet at ʻUlupalakua Ranch Store. Please park behind store, bring all your gear, and we will head up by 4WD up to the restored forest at Auwahi

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Located on and sponsored by `Ulupalakua Ranch, the Auwahi Project (www.auwahi.org) protects one of the last diverse tracts of dryland forest in the archipelago. We are a community based project, in large part, dependent on the contributions of the public, especially in terms of volunteerism for tree planting and other aspects of forest management. 

Due to the rough and steep terrain, we require hiking boots that cover the ankle, and unfortunately, we will have to turn folks away without proper boots. We have some extra boots you can borrow but please bring your own socks. Plan to pack layered clothing, rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen and a hat. Please clean all your gear, backpacks and boots to leave hitchhiking seeds behind.

As usual, before leaving the ranch we will be decontaminating our boots with brushes to help prevent the spread of invasive plants and using alcohol to avoid the potential spread of rapid `ōhi`a death (ROD) and other potential pathogens that can threaten our native Hawaiian forests. 

Mahalo no,

Auwahi Forest Restoration `ohana