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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 5, 2006

For the environment

Advertiser Staff

KAWAI NUI PROJECTS 'Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club conduct regular service projects to restore ethnobotanical and cultural features at the Kawai Nui Marsh state park. Next project is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, bug repellent, gloves, tools. Call Chuck "Doc" Burrows at 595-3922 or Rick "Kaimi" Scudder at 589-2963.

ATTACK ALIEN ALGAE Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 18 to remove alien algae from the Waikiki Natatorium. Bring snorkeling gear if you plan to go into the water. Snack and lunch provided. Contact Signe Opheim at 779-2616 or e-mail opheim@hawaii.edu.

HOLIDAY GIFT TO MAUI The Community Work Day program will holds its annual Holiday Gift to Maui cleanup from 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 18 at various sites. Call (808) 877-2524.

NATIVE FOREST PLANTING The Maui Dryland Forest Restoration Group will hold a planting trip to the Auwahi native forest enclosure Nov. 18; meet at 'Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Hiking boots required; bring rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen, hat. Register by e-mailing auwahi @yahoo.com or calling (808) 5724471.

POUHALA MARSH RESTORATION The Hawai'i Nature Center is restoring Pouhala Marsh in Waipahu. Volunteers are needed to pull pickleweed and mangrove 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Bring work gloves, water, hat, sunscreen, towel and change of clothes; covered footwear and long pants required. Contact Pauline Kawamata at 955-0100, ext. 18.

SANDY BEACH CLEANUP Join the Sierra Club 8-10:30 a.m. Nov. 26 for a cleanup of highway and coastal areas at Sandy Beach. Bring water, hat and sunscreen; bags, gloves provided. Meet at the east restroom. Call 394-2898 or 955-4168.

RESTORE WILD PLACES Ka'ala Farm Inc. is seeking groups to assist in the floral restoration of five West O'ahu sites. Groups should be willing to commit to two to 12 volunteer days a year. Sites are in Kalaeloa, Nanakuli, Wai'anae, Makaha and Makua. Contact Bruce Koebele at 696-4954 or holopono@pixi.com.

WEED & POT CLUB Maui Nui Botanical Garden's Weed & Pot Club meets 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului to work on nursery plants and perform other tasks. Tools, gloves and drinking water provided; bring sunscreen, wear shoes.

KANAHA POND Join Native Hawaiian Plant Society volunteers at Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary 7:30-11 a.m. Thursdays for weeding and brush cutting; work also done at Maui Ocean Land Trust wetlands. (808) 572-6338.

LIMAHULI GARDEN HELPERS Limahuli Garden & Preserve of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Ha'ena, Kaua'i, seeks volunteers 8-11 a.m. Thursdays to help restore native Hawaiian forest. Orientation 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at garden headquarters. Contact Lea Taddonio at (808) 332-7324, ext. 228, or volunteer@ntbg.org.

MAUI TRAIL CREWS Na Ala Hele volunteers meet Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays to build and clean Maui trails. Leave from Kahului baseyard at 7:30 a.m.; bring lunch, water and sturdy shoes; tools and transportation provided. (808) 873-3509 or mark.a.peyton@hawaii.gov.

SHOW TURTLES ALOHA Monitor and protect Hawaiian green sea turtles on O'ahu's North Shore as a volunteer with the Show Turtles Aloha program. Spend a few hours a week educating beachgoers and caring for honu; on-site training provided. www.turtles.org/laniakea.

WAIMEA VALLEY DOCENTS The Waimea Valley Audubon Center is training volunteers to work as teaching docents alongside field educators in school programs. Must commit from 8:30 a.m.-noon one day a week, through December. 638-9199, ext. 210.

Send listings to: For the Environment, P.O. Box 156, Wailuku, HI 96793; cwilson@honoluluadvertiser.com; or fax (808) 242-1520.