Volunteers from the other side of the world

We had the privilege of having a very dynamic group come in from Les Trois Basin, on the Island of La Reunion, very near to the island of Madagascar in Africa.  A total of 20 attendees accrued 70 work hours in invasive species control, hand-pulling, composting of weeds, and wood consolidation in a sizable area below the west volunteer loop. 

La Reunion is a french colony and many of the students and several of their teachers did not know much English. It was very fortunate that Jaya, the project coordinator for Keau’ohana Restoration efforts, is French Canadian, and was therefore able to facilitate a very meaningful exchange with the visiting group.