Mission: To preserve, protect and restore a native hawaiian dry forest ecosystem through land managment, outreach, education and grass roots advocacy.
Programs: Land management accomplishments included reducing non-native vegetation and controlling invasive species within a 275 acre preserve, planting 15 acres of native forest and collecting and preserving native seeds from 30 plant species.
outreach and education accomplishments included presenting information at public events, hosting an educational event promoting environmental awareness and stewardship that brought about 1500 people to waikoloa. We also hosted more than 500 volunteers and more than 1000 visitors in the forest preserve for interpretive tours and educational hikes. We hosted school groups, service groups and continued our free outdoor educational program for children.