Help Restore Native Forests With Nāpu‘u Conservation Outreach

January 19, 2017, 8:27 AM HST (Updated January 19, 2017, 9:59 AM)

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Ahupua‘a Program has many volunteer opportunities for the community. 


Their mission, as stated on Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a’s Facebook page, is to “Enhance, protect, conserve and manage Hawai‘i’s unique and limited natural, cultural and historic resources held in public trust for current and future generations of the people of Hawai‘i nei, and its visitors, in partnership with others from the public and private sectors.”

To find out how you can help, learn more about the project and upcoming events, or to stay connected with the project, click HERE for a link to their Facebook page.

To find out more about the free Wiliwili Festival put on by the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, clickHERE for a link to their website.

Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of their weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Big Island tsunami damage in 2011. She is a Certified Meteorologist and graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Speech Communication and French. Malika leads the Big Island Now weather team and enjoys conducting video interviews for Big Island Now's news and entertainment sections. The former Miss Hawaii is also a black belt in karate, avid waterwoman, jewelry designer, singer, TV host and mommy blogger.


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