South Maui Volunteers /
 Hoaloha 'Āina
   

Due to COVID, we are still unable to stage any volunteer workdays at this time.  Thank you for your support and interest!

 

Coming Soon!

University of Hawaii Sea Grant is now the fiscal sponsor for South Maui Volunteers.  In fact, an agent has been hired to manage the coastal restoration volunteer efforts throughout the county of Maui.   Due to COVID, there have been no volunteer workdays, but hopefully that will change soon.   In the meantime, watch for a new link to the Sea Grant site volunteer program, led by Coastal Hazard Specialist Wes Crile.
Volunteer Base:
Our volunteers are full/part-time residents or Maui visitors on vacation.  Whether regulars or one-time helpers,  they are always friendly, like-minded people who are interested in giving back to Maui.    
For now, the email address below will be active until the UH Sea Grant site for the volunteer dune restoration efforts is in full operation
Park Bench
Sponsorship: 
 
New!   Stainless steel, laser-engraved plaques adorn park benches with a memorial or commemorable message from donors.
 
Park Benches are available for sponsorship at Kalama Park.   There may also be an opportunity for a shared sponsorship, where several plaques from different donors are featured, at Kamaole II and III.  There is a limited number of available spots, so act now! 
 
Click on button below for more information.
Check out our Blog
Lots of archived photos, slide-shows, videos, and helpful information can be found in the Blog section.  Watch the Videos of Kihei Charter School 6th Grader classes tell the story of the local dunes or see the archived slideshows of major projects like the dune walkover/ramps at Kama'ole I, II, and III. Navigate to our Blog page above or click here!
Purpose Statement: 
South Maui Volunteers work on the restoration and maintenance of beach and dune areas of South Maui's beach parks.  We believe healthy dunes are Mother Nature’s way of protecting our coastal areas and by working with the geologists at UH Sea Grant and the Maui Parks Department we can help reduce sand dune erosion and encourage natural dune growth.  We accomplish this by installing and maintaining site-specific dune pathways, protecting dune fields between parks and beaches, and by promoting native dune and beach plants.