KISC to host volunteer day at Kawaiele Wetland on Feb. 25

MANA — The Kauai Invasive Species Committee invites the community to participate in a day of removing invasive species and planting native species in Kawaiele Wetland in Mana.

In recognition of Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week, KISC is partnering with the Division of Forestry and Wildlife for a volunteer day on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The wetland is on the Westside in Mana, about a half mile past the entrance to Pacific Missile Range Facility.

The terrain is hot and dry. Volunteers are advised to come prepared with a water bottle, snack, hat, sunscreen and gloves. Slippers or sandals are not advised. There are no restroom facilities on site; however, there are portables at Kekaha Beach Park about 3.5 miles away from the wetland site.

Water and work equipment will be provided. Volunteers will break for lunch around noon, so bring a lunch if you would like to stay, mingle and view the wetland birds through DOAFW’s spotting scopes.

Those wanting to participate must RSVP by Feb. 20. Space is limited.

Info: KISC Outreach Specialist Rachel Smith at 821-1490 or kisc.hawaii.edu.

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