April 22, 2017—This Earth Day join The Kohala Center for a day of giving back to our island planet. Choose from six different volunteer projects in Kohala, Waimea, Honoka‘a, Pelekane, Kealakehe, and Kahalu‘u. Bring your ‘ohana, friends, and neighbors!
TREE PLANTING IN PELEKANE WATERSHED
8 a.m. to Noon
Meet at The Kohala Center, 65-1291A Kawaihae Rd in Waimea
Plant native trees and remove invasive vegetation with our Kohala Watershed Partnership program crew in the Pelekane Bay Watershed to control erosion and sediment runoff.
FARM WORK IN HONOKA‘A
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm, 45-434 Lehua St in Honoka‘a
Learn about agroforestry, intercropping, and more while nurturing the land with students in our farmer training programs. Potluck lunch.
BEACH CLEANUP AT KAHALU‘U BAY
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Kahalu‘u Beach Park, 78-6710 Ali‘i Dr in Kailua-Kona
Clean up microlitter on the beach with our Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center team to keep it from entering the bay and harming marine life, and do some light weeding in the park.
GARDEN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS
KOHALA: 10 a.m. to Noon
Kohala Elementary School, 54-3611 Akoni Pule Hwy
Pull weeds, prune trees, and clean garden beds and compost piles.
WAIMEA: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Waimea Elementary School, 67-1225 Hawai‘i Belt Rd
Paint a mural, build garden beds, spread wood chips, and clean up the campus.
KEALAKEHE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lili‘uokalani Rec Center, 74-5161 Pu‘uhalo St
Pick up litter, build garden beds, and construct rock walls. Lunch provided; healthy snack donations welcome.
Sign up at koha.la/earthday. These are zero-waste events, so please bring reusable beverage containers, snacks/meals in reusable containers, etc. Mahalo!