In the isolated Hawaiian Islands over 1,000 flowering plant species evolved, and the forests of Kokee State Park contain many species found nowhere else in the world. This programme removes invasive weeds from selected areas of the mountain state park in order to restore those forested areas to their native state.
Costs & Benefits
Supervised by programme staff, volunteers use herbicides and hand weed to maintain the nearly native state containing unique, rare and endangered plant species. Volunteers work 8-hour days, often involving strenuous.
Volunteers pay for their own food and must rent a car. Rustic housing in historic camp (bunk beds) is provided.
Must be physically fit. Volunteers are trained and supervised. Priority is given to volunteers with a degree and/or experience in ecology, conservation or botany. Volunteers must be 21 years old and over or enrolled in an environmentally oriented degree.
Kokee Resource Conservation Program c/o Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 100, Kekaha, Hawaii, 96752 USA
Tel: ++1 (808) 335 0045
Location: Kekaha, Hawaii
Average cost per day: No Fees
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old