Waimea Valley’s Native Forest Restoration Project is a way for locals and visitors to take care of this special place on the North Shore of O`ahu. Staff lead informative hikes onto the ridge where volunteers then get the opportunity to convert an area dominated by invasive species back to one of native plants. Over the past 5 years, volunteers have reforested over 15,000 native Hawaiian plants in Waimea Valley. This project involves hard work. The hike is physically challenging over uneven, muddy terrain and involves climbing. The trail and work site are on private property, therefore volunteers must remain with guide at all times.
- Make a positive impact reforesting native Hawaiian plants while removing invasives
- No wifi nor cell phone signal reception, but a better connection to nature
- Famous Waimea Waterfall – free entry at the end of your workday
- A private hiking trail on Oahu’s distant North Shore
- Must be able to hike and stay on your feet over uneven terrain
- Must commit to entire workday of 6 hours since there will be no early returns