By volunteering for even a few hours with endeavors aimed at preserving paradise, you can gain a deeper appreciation of Hawaii’s awe-inspiring yet fragile environment.
Environmental voluntourism offers vacationing visitors an opportunity to authentically connect with our landscapes, seascapes and people.
Beach cleanup at Mahaulepu Beach, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 23. Bring sunscreen, hat, and water. Trash bags and gloves provided. For more info, call (808) 635-2593 or click here.
Cleanup at the beach, elaborate playground area and elsewhere in the Lydgate Park, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 23. Bring sun protection, work gloves, sturdy and flexible rakes. Check in at tents near Kamalani Playground. Refreshments and lunch provided. For more information, contact ThomasNoyes@hawaiiantel.net, call (808) 639-1018 or click here.
Help clean up of the area around Honolua Bay and Lipoa Point, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23. Wear shoes, hats, work clothes and sunscreen. Snacks provided. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 665-0043 or click here.
Kahekili Stewardship Day offers you a chance to learn about and get involved with programs ranging from fish surveys to beach cleanups, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Kahekili Beach Park . For more information, click here.
Help clean up Waikiki area beaches, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Saturday, April 23. Meet at the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Wakiki’s Kuhio Beach. Continental breakfast provided.
RSVP at (808) 923-1094 or send e-mail to email@example.com. For more information, click here.
Roadside cleanup around Kawainui Marsh, lunch, entertainment and native tree planting, 7:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 23. For more information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Invasive species removal and native plant restoration, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Volunteers will meet in Waimea area and be transported by four-wheel drive vehicles to the work site. Sturdy shoes or mud boots required, water-resistant pants recommended. Bring water. Lunch, tools, and gloves provided to volunteers who register by midday Wednesday, April 20. RSVP at email@example.com For more information, click here.
Organized by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. The festival — from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Keahou Beach Resort’s luau grounds — will education, hands-on activities, food and entertainment. For more information, click here.
Photos: Top to bottom — Sierra Club/Hawaii Chapter, Mahuahua Ai o Hoi, Surfrider Foundation/Kauai Chapter