Friday, October 25, 2013

Makaha Valley Service Project

On October 19, 2013 the Tree Huggers went to Makaha Valley with the Wai'anae Mountains Watershed Partnership and the Board of Water Supply.

They worked with the Board of Water Supply folks led by Amy Tsuneyoshi to help create a vegetative fire break. The purpose and goal of creating the vegetative fire break is to prevent or slow the spread of fires into the forested areas of Makaha Valley and the Wai'anae range. It helps to create a buffer between the forested and urban areas.
Nice shirts...

The students worked really hard removing guinea grass with sickles and creating contour lines using A-frames. At the end of the trip students got to hike up the valley a bit and enjoy the view.

Great job tree huggers! Next stop is Ahua Reef in November.