Kihei’s La’ie wetlands environmental project on Saturday

UPDATE 2/27/15   Congratulations and mahalo to all the volunteers who partook last Saturday. We stopped by this morning, and perhaps it was anthropomorphic, but the residents sure seemed in better spirits.IMG_0339 IMG_0340 IMG_0342 IMG_0345

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Picture taking mom and her son are frequent visitors to this site, and she said she really appreciated  all the creatures here, but especially the ducklings and their mom, as well as the state bird Nene   who was acting as the dad.           IMG_0349 IMG_0350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE   2/4/15 Wow! is it February already? Almost 2 months ago we gave an early notice of this upcoming event at this unique Kihei location, so in case you did not carry this over to your 2015 calendar , here’s a reminder just a little over two weeks from today.

12/13/14  UPDATE for your LONG term environmental planning and your 2015 calendar . This time KCA is not an organized participating partner, but individuals sure can join in February

see http://gokihei.org/news/laie-wetland-volunteers-needed

http://gokihei.org/environment/fowl-at-laie-wetland-restoration-project

Save the Date! Saturday, Feb 21st from 8:30am-11am.

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is happy to announce a volunteer opportunity at La’ie Wetlands (Kihei) with our partner Malama Maui Nui.

Come out and malama the sand dunes and wetlands of La’ie, one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels in Kihei.  We will be planting native species, removing invasive vegetation, working on burm and dune restoration, among other things!  We will learn the history and future of this wetland, and how its health impacts our future here on Maui.

RSVP HERE! See http://www.mnmrc.com/


The La‘ie wetlands habitat restoration project is a community-based and County of Maui partnership effort. The primary goal of the project is to restore and shift the habitat from non-native to native species, increase desirable nesting habitat for Maui’s native and endangered water birds and migratory shorebirds, improve water flows and retention capacity in the wetland, increase educational and recreation opportunities for the public, and guide future management and use of the area.

The project is a collaborative effort led by Malama Maui Nui in partnership with the County of Maui, state and federal agencies including NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and community organizations (that’s us!).

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