Nearly an acre of invasive mangrove removed! Bringing us close to 4-acres restored. We have finished cutting the mangrove along Niumalu Road going all the way down to the point. Our next efforts will focus on planting with native vegetation and maintaining the Pu`ali wetland project area, all while laying the groundwork for moving up Hule`ia to Alekoko fishpond and the surrounding watershed. Thank you to all of our community volunteers for your continued hard work and support. We are looking forward to seeing many of you out at the site over the summer and fall. Please stay tuned for an updated schedule.
Last week we went into the Island School’s 7th grade classroom to talk about invasive species and ecosystem restoration and this week they came out for a hands-on learning experience…and some work! It is so great watching these young people connecting with nature.
We also had the pleasure of working with a team from Merriman’s Restaurant – they helped to load up the last BIG piles of cut mangrove to be hauled away and turned into much by our friends at Kauai Nursery and Landscape.
We are rescheduling this weekend’s work day, so no meet up on Saturday. Will post our next workday soon. Also, please let us know if you are interested in joining our volunteer team on a regular basis to help care for our restoration area or if you want to organize a group volunteer event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon!