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Spring cleaning and painting at the CCC Camp - it's the season. WE need your help. Ran out of paint so need more money to keep going! Need two game tables and chairs (card table size), Want to upgrade Mokihana - need two sofabeds and outdoor furniture for the lanai. Remember gifts are tax deductible.Can bring up to Kokee from Waimea or Kekaha. ...

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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka shared The Garden Island Newspaper's . ...

The Kokee Forest Restoration and Replanting Project is a multi-faceted endeavor that involves the removal of eucalyptus and pine trees, replanting of native trees, and fuel for biomass energy. Details: tgilinks.com/1DYOuIv

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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka created an Earth Day in Koke`e. ...

Come connect with the forest! Hui o Laka / Kōke‘e Museum will observe Earth Day on Saturday, April 18 by tackling one of the most pressing issues in Kōke‘e State Park – invasive weeds choking out the native and endemic forest plants. Hui o Laka’s Kōkua Kōke‘e program leader Brad Soria will share his mana‘o on forest gardening and the impact a day’s work makes on the forest, and on how to safely use hand tools. Teams will go out to beautify the Na Ala Hele nature trail, spiff the CCC Camp grounds, or weed a selected forest trail. Tasks are suitable for all ages. A light lunch will be provided. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the pavilion to the right of the Kōke‘e Museum. Bring/Wear: water, snack, sunscreen, hat, work gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, covered shoes, rain gear, a friend and a smile! Please bring your own clippers, gloves and weed-whackers if you have. We have hand tools, but your own are the best. Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 and 2015 is the 45th anniversary of this international observance. Organizers say, “On Earth Day take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.” To participate on Saturday, April 18, or anytime with Kōkua Kōke‘e, call 808-335-9975 or email info@kokee.org.

Earth Day in Koke`e

April 18, 2015, 8:30am

3600' Elevation above sea level, just past 15 mile marker on Waimea Canyon Drive, at Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Kōkeʻe State Park, PO Box 100, Kekaha 96752

Come connect with the forest! Hui o Laka / Kōke‘e Museum will observe Earth Day on Saturday, April 18 by tackling one of the most pressing issues in Kōke‘e State Park – invasive weeds choking out the native and endemic forest plants. Hui o Laka’s Kōkua Kōke‘e program leader Brad Soria will share his mana‘o on forest gardening and the impact a day’s work makes on the forest, and on how to safely use hand tools. Teams will go out to beautify the Na Ala Hele nature trail, spiff the CCC Camp grounds, or weed a selected forest trail. Tasks are suitable for all ages. A light lunch will be provided. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the pavilion to the right of the Kōke‘e Museum. Bring/Wear: water, snack, sunscreen, hat, work gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, covered shoes, rain gear, a friend and a smile! Please bring your own clippers, gloves and weed-whackers if you have. We have hand tools, but your own are the best. Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 and 2015 is the 45th anniversary of this international observance. Organizers say, “On Earth Day take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.” To participate on Saturday, April 18, or anytime with Kōkua Kōke‘e, call 808-335-9975 or email info@kokee.org.

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We're looking for a Sales Associate at the Koke‘e Museum – two days a week, Sunday-Monday, must have own transportation and experience is preferred. Friendly, responsible, with a positive outlook. Able to use computer POS system. For application inquire by email at info@kokee.org. ...

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Just one of those days....
photo taken today by Rick Beach, past winner of Pedal to the Meadow.
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Getting ready for the warm weather season here at Koke`e. Some maintenance upgrades at the CCC Camp mess hall. Freshly painted floors and more. ...

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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka shared a link. ...

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The lesson in this Hawaii DLNR video (about a trail on Oahu) applies to ALL park areas that are closed or off limits. Ignoring trail or park closure signs is illegal, enforceable, and extremely dangerous. Remember, you are risking your life and the lives of our local Kaua`i rescuers and first responders.
For detailed information on state park trails, visit hawaiitrails.ehawaii.gov/
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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka shared Botanical Society of America-Student Chapter at University of Hawai'i-Manoa's post. ...

Exocarpos luteolus--Kauai endemic member of the Sandalwood family. PC: Kenneth Wood, NTBG

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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka shared a post. ...

I think this is a female Frosty Hawaiian Damselfly - Megalagrion eudytum..endemic to Kauai

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Birds not Rats! great work KFBRP. ...

The initial goal of our campaign was to buy 25 Good Nature Traps. But with YOUR amazing support, we just ordered 100 traps! Thank you bird warriors all over the world! #BirdsNotRats

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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka shared Pedal to the Meadow's . ...

Saw this about a month ago near "first mango" on the Koke`e Road. Saved to post as our valentine...we LOVE our P2M riders and volunteers!

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On the Museum front - new exhibit featuring game animals - invasive introduced mammals that active hunting keeps under control. Before photos on the left and completed exhibit on right - a bit more to do but this is ready for the pig hunting tournament being held this coming weekend at Koke`e. ...

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Kokee Museum - Hui o Laka shared Kokee Resource Conservation Program's . ...

Thank you to our volunteers and conservation partners (Kauai Invasive Species Committee, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and DLNR-Division of Forestry and Wildlife) for supporting KRCPʻs HISAW Volunteer Work Project. We removed 8,266 invasive Himalayan ginger on .58 acres from Pihea Trail. We are always thankful that KRCP is blessed with such wonderful people to come and work with us; and the forest sure needs an army!

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A limited supply of our custom bottles for hiking and cycling are available at the Museum Shop. "As pure as drinking from a glass--with all the advantages of a flexible bottle." (Learn more at specializedwaterbottles.com/purist/) They probably work for star-gazing too. ...

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Rats! ...

This is a picture taken by Americorps Intern Kayla Bonnette during last weeks field trip to our study sites at the Alaka'i Swamp. It shows the extensive damage rats cause on the native vegetation by feeding on the bark but also on fruits and flowers of native Hawaiian trees and shrubs. #BirdsNotRats

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Meet Rocky, a female monk seal snoozing at "Koke`e Flats" near Diamond Head on O`ahu. Seal-watch member Colleen Heyer explains that all the streets at Portlock have Kaua`i names, and this seal hangout is right in front of Koke`e Place. Melanie Chun photo. ...

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Flora galore!
Here are the last three of the photos from the recent KRCP expedition to the Alaka`i Swamp. Thanks for sharing, Kathy Valier.
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Meanwhile, back in the Swamp...
Here's another photo via Kathy Valier from the recent Alaka`i Swamp trek with KRCP.
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It is COLD up at the park on a foggy Monday. Mahalo to KIUC for a quick repair on the transformer. ...

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It is COLD up at the park on a foggy Monday. Mahalo to KIUC for a quick repair on the transformer. ...

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