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Maunawili Trail Planting Project| Pacific Islands Area NRCS

Maunawili Trail Planting Project              

Larry Shinshiro, Larry Yamamoto, Ken Kaneshiro, Doug Fabrey and Lynn Howell of the Hawaii & Pacific Basin Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) and Barb and Laura Fabrey volunteered on Saturday, September 11 to help stabilize an eroding slope on the 10-mile Maunawili Trail. The group hiked into the area with tools, native plants, matting material and water.

photo of planting area photo of planting area
photo of planting area photo of planting area
photo of planting area photo of planting area

The efforts to stabilize the bank were organized by Larry Shinshiro, in cooperation with Aaron Lowe from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Aaron led the group into the wilderness to the site. The eroding bank that was stabilized was near the 5-mile marker on the trail. Six months from now the group will return to the site to check the project.

The group was divided into the "workers" and the "gatherers." Workers prepared the site for plantings while the gatherers went into the woods to find ferns and plants that were transplanted on the hillside. At the end of the day all were hot, tired and very dirty!