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The Hawaiian value of Mālama ‘Āina, to take care of the land, is one that we hold in high regard in our community and our community is integral to our strategy for restoring the forest. Volunteers have provided the hard work and dedication that it takes to rehabilitate our native ecosystem and have achieved amazing results in the preserve. Together, we build trails, clear weeds, plant trees, collect native seeds, and propagate the plants that will grow into our future forests.

We host volunteer opportunities throughout the year on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved, please sign up for an upcoming volunteer day below.

“Native dry forest plants are important to people because if you don’t have them then native plants may die out. If they die out, cultures might die out. Then, Hawaii would be haywire.”

– Jade Padasdao, 5th Grade, Age 11


“The native plants are part of the Hawaiian culture. I wanna help this island make Hawaii Hawaiian again.”

– Makeda Go, 4th Grade Age 10

I ola ʻoe, i ola mākou nei
When you thrive, we thrive.

-‘Ōlelo noe’au

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