Spring 2021 Equinox Volunteer Work Party

After a brief Hawaiian pule (prayer, incantation and blessing), 15 of us divided up into 4 groups lead by those more experienced in the forest. We planted a total of 128 more ‘ohe seedlings in various locations within the Keau’ohana restoration site. By increasing the density of our out-plantings, we hope to be more successful in re-establishing shade lost due to Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death. It was a wet day in the rainforest, but people were happy to be present and planting; we achieved our goal within a few hours of time accruing 45 total volunteer hours. Spring 2021 is off to a good start! Mahalo all for your kind encouragement and support.