Although we generally don’t facilitate very large groups in Keau’ohana due to its delicate state, there were 34 of us this Monday the 15th as HER hosted a special group of young honor students from Kea’au Middle School. A prior event with them had been cancelled due to rain, and though it rained all night and morning leading to the event, this group was determined to persevere rain or shine.
We were however, unexpectedly blessed with dry comfort beneath cooling clouds for our restoration efforts, which made for a very enjoyable experience! Kea’au middle schoolers were troopers, helping out in a very open and disturbed area of the forest. Among half a dozen species, there were plenty kukae maile vines that were heroically conquered!
Thank you Kea’au girls and boys for helping out the native forest from being bullied by invasive species, and for making your teachers and school proud!