Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

PROJECT:

We will plant native plants and/or remove invasive plant species at a restoration site along the coastal footpath located in the Mokuleia Section of Ka’ena Point State Park. We may use various tools including trowels, folding saws, loppers, and herbicide.

 

Participants will hike the scenic coast and learn about Ka'ena’s natural and cultural resources, including nesting Laysan Albatross seabirds in the Natural Area Reserve (NAR).

***Activities are subject to change depending on program needs and/or weather.

 

 

HIKING TIME:

Approximately 3.75 hours (not including work time).


DIFFICULTY:

Generally flat and rocky, may be muddy in places, minimal inclines and declines.
WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, long sleeve shirt and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy. Please bring ample sunscreen and water. There are no restrooms or running water.
All weeding tools and gloves will be provided.


TYPICAL SCHEDULE (times are approximate):

  1. Introduction to Ka`ena Point, safety briefing (15 min)

  2. Hike to project site west of Manini Gulch (30 min)

  3. Discuss native coastal species and restoration goals (10 min)

  4. Restoration work (2 hours)

  5. Lunch (30 min)

  6. Hike to Natural Area Reserve (45 min)

  7. Tour of NAR, Sheerwater and Hawaiian monk seal observation (45 min)

  8. Hike back to parking lot (1.5 hour)

***Overall time may vary depending on how the day plays out. You may leave when needed. 


HOW TO GET THERE:

 Google/ apple maps may try to guide you to the West side entrance to the state park. We are located on the other side of the point. We are at the dead end of Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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