Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pouhala Marsh - October 20, 2012

Saturday October 20th, the Tree Huggers teamed up with Hui Malama o Mililani from MHS for a workday at Pouhala Marsh. The marsh is the largest remaining wetland habitat of Pearl Harbor and The Hawaii Nature Center is working with community groups and state organizations to restore the habitat.

Pouhala Marsh provides habitat for the endangered Hawaiian Stilt and other native waterbirds. On our field trip we saw stilts, coots, and ducks, among other organisms.

After a brief introduction about the history of the marsh and surrounding area, students worked very hard to remove invasive cattail and mangrove from the marsh. They all got very muddy in the process and not a single complaint was heard.

Good work everyone!

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