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Post-Fire Native Revegetation

This past August, a wildfire burned a total of 18,000 acres in South Kohala and approached the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve on our mauka boundary. This is something that we have been preparing for and luckily, the fuelbreaks that we…

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Learn, Plant, Grow!

Please consider making a contribution to our Learn, Plant, Grow initiative this year. You can read more about our program below or visit our webpage here.  Our Future Foresters program is an absolute joy to host! The students that participate in…

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Dusty Donkey Luncheon!

We're hosting a fun luncheon to celebrate the Dusty Donkey Emporium and raise money for our thrift shop and the Waikoloa Dry Forest. Sunday, November 25th from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Waikoloa Stables, home of the Dusty Donkey Emporium. We'll be serving…

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Wasps & Wiliwili

Across the state and out in the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, a small wasp is causing huge problems for our beloved wiliwili. By now, many of us have heard of the invasive pest that has been badly damaging Hawai`i’s wiliwili…

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Future Foresters

The Future Foresters program is in full swing at the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve! This year started off with a bang with an impressive amount of student interest in our afterschool program. With so many eager applicants, we extended our…

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8th Annual Wiliwili Festival 2.9.19

We are looking forward to hosting our 8th Annual Wiliwili Festival on Saturday, February 9th 2019. This FREE event will be from 9am-3pm at Waikoloa Stables and will feature forest tours, workshops, lectures, activities, exhibitors, vendors, food and live music!…

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Beer, Bites & Bocce!

Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative's 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Tournament held at Anna Ranch in Waimea on Sunday, September 23rd. Join us for another year of fabulous food, fantastic beer, and friendly competition! Get your tickets here! General admission includes access to our…

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WDFI is Hiring!

Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is seeking an enthusiastic Education Coordinator for our unique children’s environmental educational program the Waikoloa Future Foresters. This is an afterschool program that holds meetings in the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve four days per week and…

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