“It’s about leaving a legacy for our children,” said Coordinator Dee Larson, “and clearing the pathway for them and others to enter into a genuine native endemic species wilderness habitat along our coastline in Kīhei.”
Volunteers will meet at the Maui Lu parking lot at 1136 Aluniu Road and are asked to bring chainsaws, machetes, weed wackers and knee-high boots. Free lunch will be provided at the VFW hall. The nonprofit asks that three to five volunteers commit to serving food and cleaning up hall after lunch.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to win prizes, including a gift certificate to the Willie K dinner for two at Mulligan’s On the Blue, lunch for two at Café ’O Lei at the Waiehu Golf Course and a three-month membership at Valley Isle Fitness in Kīhei or Lahaina.
Middle school students, including keiki from King Kamehameha School’s enrichment programs, volunteered during October’s winter break to help eradicate invasive species within the keiki o ka ‘āina eco village ‘ohana in Kīhei.
“We are all ‘ohana stewards—to nourish and protect is our responsibility,” added Larson.