Just wanted to post a quick blog entry on an event Rosie did solo on Saturday March 9th. A friend invited her along and it was with one of HIC’s work partners, the Division of Land and Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division so she jumped at the chance.
DLNR-DAR’s Aquatic Invasive Species team partnered with The Nature Conservancy to remove invasive algae from Kaneohe Bay and restock it with native sea urchins. It was in recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, March 4th – 10th, 2013, and they were helping educate community members by having an invasive seaweed pull at the Waikalua Loko Fishpond.
She knew she would be coming back with HIC to clean out limu in April so she decided to head over to work with the mangrove seedling pulling team. For hours, they pulled those out by hand and when her fingers were at just about the point of no return for pain tolerance due to blisters, the day ended. They walked back, ate some pizza and she got a chance to chat with all kinds of DLNR staff and other workers. They gave HIC great insights in to additional volunteer days to do as well, including a lo’i work day and an organic farm that takes assistance.
We love working at Waikalualoko and can’t wait to come back in April! Sorry no pics this time.
- Hours worked count: 4
- Prep time: 1h