See a Waterfall & Protect Waimea Valley

by Hi'ipaka

Waimea Valley, on Oahu’s North Shore, contains a Botanical Garden known to have one of the finest collections of Polynesian plants in existence.  Volunteers are needed to help protect our endangered species by removing invasive plants, and habitat restoration for native birds.  Trails are easy and will lead you to our famous Waimea Falls which you’ll enjoy free of admission.  With your help, we can keep this legendary collection of floral and fauna healthy for future generations to enjoy.

Highlights

  • See a famous waterfall with an opportunity to swim in it too
  • Learn about native plants from our conservation team
  • Easy to moderate trails; the longest is about 30 minutes to a work site
  • Help clear invasive plants species using small hand tools
  • Meet local community members and make new friends
  • Stroll a botanical garden while helping with several ongoing projects
  • Free admision

Know before you book

  • Responsibilities include removing invasive plants, weeding, pruning, and general plant maintenance
  • Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
  • Must book in advance and commit to entire workday (usually 9am – 3pm)
  • Ideal for volunteers aged 12 and up;  Note: under aged 18 will need to have a parent or guardian go with them to volunteer and sign a waiver onsite
  • Comfortable lifting light to moderate objects and tools (i.e. shovel and potted plants)
  • Moderate physical fitness such as walking and staying on feet for over an hour at a time
  • General knowledge of gardening is helpful

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