Visit Kaʻena West (Keawaʻula) & Restore the Coast

by DLNR (Department of Land & Natural Resources)

Disclaimer: This site is following COVID-19 protocols which are updated with the Hawaii State Department of Health and may restrict certain activities.

Venture into nature’s extreme at Oahu’s westernmost point along the Leeward coast of the Waiʻanae mountains.  Join us in restoring native vegetation by opening an ʻauwai (waterway) at a new coastal out-planting site at Kaʻena West (Keawaʻula)


  • Take action and participate in native plant restoration
  • Experience the tranquility of the Waiʻanae coast and mountain range
  • Learn about native plants and wildlife
  • Restore a part of the island few get to see

Know Before You Join

  • Must be able to stay on your feet for at least 2 hours without sitting
  • Ability to hike over uneven terrain
  • Ability to perform tasks using a shovel and pick, requiring lifting, bending, and kneeling
  • Volunteers should be physically fit for strenuous activity
  • Minimum age for participants is 14 yrs.
  • Children ages 14-17 must have an adult accompany them for the duration of the trip.
  • All must sign waiver (minors under 18 required have parent/guardian signature)
  • Use of sharp or heavy tools in effect for all who join

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