Explore & Restore Waihe’e Refuge

by Hawaiian Islands Land Trust on MAUI

Join a flat coastal circular hike on Maui, around an ancient Hawaiian fishpond, just footstep from the sea and help restore the ʻaina (land). ‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘i – no task is too big when done by all.


  • Remove growth that’s invasive to the ecosystem on Maui
  • Plant taro and other Hawaiian varietals
  • Learn the history of the place that once included a sacred Hawaiian heiau
  • Visit a site on private land that few get to see
  • Enjoy a sweeping view of Maui’s north coast from the shoreline
  • Dip your toes in the therapeutic salt water


Know Before You Join

  • Must stay together with group during hike in and out, and at all times
  • Must be able to hike and stay on your feet over uneven terrain for the entire time of up to 4 hours
  • Must Sign Waiver https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/5IcyDt6rTJu_IsZlyQY6NA
  • Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
  • Note: this activity is located on the island of Maui

1 review

  1. Gardening by the sea

    Loved volunteering with the HILT team! We had such an awesome morning removing invasive weeds and planting natives, like a’ali’i, all while listening to the crashing waves of the ocean. Was also a great way to learn more about local hawaiian species and the history of the wetland. Enjoyed it so much that we came back another day for more 🙂

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