Posted by: preservehawaii | January 28, 2010

Help Restore Koko Head This Weekend

Who: The ʻIhiʻihi Protection Team
What: Koko Head Restoration Community Workday—restoring habitat of the endangered Hawaiian fern ʻihiʻihi
When: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Time: 8:00 am to around 1:00 pm
Where: Oʻahu—ʻIhiʻihilauakea Crater (Koko Head, above Hanauma Bay)—meet at the sidewalk on the bay side of the Hanauma Bay parking lot. (Your $1 parking fee will be reimbursed at the shack when leaving with a receipt validated by the Hanauma Bay office.)

This is a great opportunity to not only help protect an endangered species, but to experience the beauty and landscape of Koko Head Crater on Oʻahu.

Volunteers will hike around the crater rim to the ʻihiʻihi habitat. The hike is a mile or so of steep and sometimes rocky terrain in exposed, sunny areas—but with great views and other native Hawaiian plants at the top. Bring plenty of water, lunch/snacks, sunscreen, sturdy footwear with good tread, comfortable gloves, and weeding tools. (If you don’t have tools, there may be extra and/or you can hand weed.) Please be sure your shoes and gear are free of dirt and seeds that may introduce invasive weeds to the site.

For more information, please e-mail Marian Chau at mmchau@hawaii.edu or Larry Abbott at lra@hawaiiantel.net, or check out the ʻIhiʻihi Protection Team website. Hope to see you Sunday!

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